Rotary Club of Burgess Hill & District
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Rotary is a worldwide organisation of autonomous Clubs which are united in an ideal of service within the local, national and international community.
part of our way of contributing to the international element of service, the
Burgess Hill & District Rotary Club is currently undertaking the following
Support of the Rotary Aquabox project is an ongoing activity. We
purchase boxes containing water purifying kits. The boxes are then filled with
clothing, home hardware and items of a practical nature before being sent to a
central warehouse where they are stored until needed following natural
disasters, flood, famine, earthquake etc. They are then available for immediate
distribution. The water purifying kits will treat sufficient water for a group
of 4 people for about 4 months (watch video...)
make regular contributions to this Rotary project. ShelterBoxes contain a 10-person tent and ancillary equipment designed to enable
a family of up to 10 people to survive for at least six months. These are
dispatched immediately to countries where a natural disaster has occurred (this
has recently included the cyclone in Burmah and the earthquake in China) and the
ShelterBox volunteer teams work directly with local organisations in
partnership with other aid agencies and through the international Rotary network.
The volunteer teams often oversee the distribution of boxes to individual
recipients – making sure aid gets direct to those people who need it most. Watch a short video... or read more about ShelterBox...
provide funds to purchase Rotary Shoeboxes. These are purpose-made boxes, which are filled by
local schoolchildren with gifts for overseas children who are less fortunate
than themselves.Further details can be seen by following this link.
We support this project by the collection of unwanted mobile phones which are then passed on to the Water Aid charity to enable it to raise revenue to fund the cost of clean water in third world countries.
SIERRA LEONE ORPHANAGE PROJECT
of our members, accompanied by their wives, have spent time in Sierra Leone to
help with the building of an orphanage and school. We continue to provide
support and substantial sums have been raised by Rotary for this ongoing
project. (read more...)
MAMA LUMKA ORPHANAGE PROJECT
continue to provide substantial support as required for this ongoing project in
the South African townships. The project has been visited by several of our
Members over the last few years. (read more...)
DONATIONS TO ROTARY FOUNDATION
We continue to provide funds to Rotary Foundation, which is Rotary International's own charity. Rotary Foundation has provided substantial resources (both human and financial) in the fight to eradicate Polio and the Gates Foundation in the USA has recently pledged funds in the drive to eliminate this disease from the last four countries in the world where it remains endemic.
MATCHING GRANT PROJECTS
When resources permit, we also work with overseas Rotary Clubs in Third World countries to provide funds for capital projects (such as the sinking of wells for drinking water or surgery for victims of polio). Funds raised by the Clubs are matched by Rotary Foundation and the project is administered and controlled by the Members of the overseas Club.