This committee deals with local projects in the local community.
Plans for the year:
John Watson (Chair), Alan Morrell (Environment)The Committee deals with local projects in the Community. It will continue with projects adopted previously, in addition will hope to include further projects on an ad hoc basis. The Club has retained a joint committee Community/Vocational with the Environment Officer, although acting independently, as part of the Committee. Publicity will be sought in local media.
• Dictionaries4Life distributions to five Primary Schools all in the deprived area of inner Bradford:- Bankfoot; Bowling Park, Fearnville, Ryecroft and St Joseph’s RC. Around 240 dictionaries will be labelled and include the child’s name. Assistance from 2 local children charities with the cost of the dictionaries will be sought.
• Continuation of support for the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank, especially at Christmas, from Members.
• Collections by Members as required by the Club. We would hope to include Marie Curie Cancer Care in Bradford, possibly in spring 2018. It is fair to comment that we do not have the available manpower that we once had, so collections will be dependent upon sufficient members being available.
• Continuation of support by some Members to local Primary Schools by helping the pupils with their reading.
• Various local Charities, who provide projects for the community, could be invited to give updates on their work or we could pay them an evening visit. In particular, charities where Members have a connection, such as The Boys Brigade (David Burrows), Bradford Curry Project (Judith Waterhouse) and Life Education Bradford (John Waterhouse). Any others that members wish to include.
• The Committee will consider supporting three new projects in the year ahead:
a) The Royal British Legion have just appointed a dedicated community Admiral Nurse in Bradford, in support of carers of people with dementia within the Armed Forces community.
b) Bradford holds three days of Dragon Boat Racing in June each year and this is the fifth biggest Festival of its kind in Europe, held over three days. We will be looking to support a team from the local community who otherwise would not be participating in June 2019.
c) In conjunction with the Bradford 10 Rotary Group, a possible Bradford Area Paralympic Games.
• Through the Environment Officer, continuation of work with The Forest of Bradford by buying and planting 500 – 1,000 trees in the locality each year. Possibility of a litter picking project, if Members can identify somewhere suitable requiring a cleanup.