Rotary Club of Keynsham undertakes charity work and community work within the local Keynsham community. This page outlines Keynsham Rotary club Keynsham Charity work and Keynsham Community work together with fundraising in the Keynsham area.
Our Community Work
Keynsham Rotary club works to support the local community. Such projects are recommended and decided on by members themselves and vary as a result. The kind of projects undertaken include.......
St. Peter's Hospice
With the kind support of the Co-operative store management, members of Rotary can, from time to time, be seen raising funds for Charity. This enables us to offer support to such as St. Peter's hospice who do invaluable work in the area.St Peter's Hospice is Bristol's only adult hospice caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses. Our commitment is to improve the quality of life of patients while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.
Their Mission is to work in collaboration with healthcare partners to develop, influence and provide flexible specialist services that meet the needs of people with life-limiting illness.
Their Vision is that all adults in our local community living with life-limiting illness will have access to the best possible palliative care that is appropriate to their needs.
Their care is provided free of charge. It costs over £6.5million and the NHS contributes just 25% of our annual running costs. For the rest we are totally reliant on the generosity of the public who support us through any number of different ways.
For more information please visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk
A new project area adopted by Keynsham Rotary involves the environment. Work is currently underway to prepare a proposal for tree planting in the area in support of the Woodland Trust.
Supporting and reaching out to younger generations is an important Rotary commitment. Keynsham Rotary Club believes in building ties with youth in their communities which has a number of club benefits in addition to those generated for the community. These include the club being rejuvenated by the energy and new perspectives that young people have to offer and building to the future of our club; not least by cultivating future members. Specic activities aimed at promoting Rotary to the young include youth exchanges, programmes like "Rotaract" or competitions that promote skills such as music, cooking, or public speaking.
Keynsham Rotary Club and Keynsham Chew Valley Rotary club combined to provide sufficient funds to provide two defibrillators for the local community. One is fixed to the wall at the offices of Davies and Way, Property Agents, Bath Road Saltford and the other at the Fire Station in Temple Street Keynsham. They are fully operational being included in the Somerset and Avon Rapid Response Service. Our Rotary club helps in the ongoing task of checking the machinne is operational. The photograph above illustrates the project.
It is common for several Rotary clubs to support each other on projects. Keynsham Rotary clubs supports Bristol Rotary clubs who take the lead on the following two community projects.
Charity Concert for Senior Citizens
A popular annual event is a concert organised by Bristol Rotary club for the benefit of senior citizens in the community. Local clubs provide transport for senior attendees. The entertainment programme is designed to include a variety of singing, dancing, musical and other performances provided by local schools, choirs and entertainers.
Run for the future (Prostate Cancer)
Keynsham Rotary club also supports Bristol in respect of Run for life event which combines fun with raising funds for a most worthwhile Charity. Club members provide their time as stewards at the event.
This activity is designed to provide to provide a fun day for handicapped children.