CHARITIES SUPPORTED

EVERY YEAR WE SUPPORT AND ASSIST A NUMBER OF CHARITIES, LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL. THIS PAGE SHOWS CHARITIES IN RECENT YEARS

President Philip's Charities to be supported in 2016-2017

Brockenhurst Gateway Club is a local charity supporting adults with learning difficulties and is already well known to Rotary Club members who are involved with the day to day management and sponsoring annual events, but which does not involve a wider community involvement. It is however an important aspect of their work that they reach out to the community and by doing so breakdown prejudice and ignorance of mental health issues. Next Spring they hope to put on an entertaining musical evening at their new base of Brockenhurst Village Hall but are desperate for storage for equipment and ongoing projects e.g. props etc that will be part of the production. This is the project that we will be supporting financially. www.brockgateway.org.uk

Wessex Heartbeat are also well known to us for helping to achieve the very best care for people being treated in the Wessex Cardiac Centre. They have their own expertise in fund raising but in a climate of increasing competition for public giving they need our support in that activity. We can use our expertise and influence to host joint activities. The first event is already planned as a Fashion Show on 1st September in Brockenhurst Village Hall, which we are hosting, and any help in advertising events would be extremely helpful. www.heartbeat.co.uk

Testwood Lakes Sailability will be providing dinghy sailing for people with disabilities in a safe and organised environment. They are a very new local charity and are just about to become operational. Last year we raised monies for a new dinghy and hoist. Their biggest immediate need is for more volunteers and this where they need our help with supporting their events and using our expertise and influence. We would be particularly grateful for any help that you could give in helping generate local publicity for Testwood Lakes Sailability. www.testwoodsailability.co.uk

Click here for a pdf of the President's Charities_2016-2017

In addition we will be supporting financially and/or actively an number of other local and international charities.




CHARITIES SUPPORTED JULY 2015 TO JULY 2016

The main Charity chosen by President Lawrie for his year is:-

The Rose Road Association

The Rose Road Association has been working with children, young  

people and their families from across Hampshire and the surrounding  
counties since 1952. The children who attend The Association have       multiple and 
complex health needs and at Rose Road they believe in     
valuing individuals, 
celebrating achievement and respecting the            choices of our young people.

Additional President's Charities are:-

New Forest Citizens Advice and Macmillan Cancer Care



CHARITIES JULY 2014 TOJULY 2015

President Patrick's one chosen charity for his year is:-

THE FORTUNE CENTRE FOR RIDING THERAPY.  www.fortunecentre.org

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:-        The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy's mission is to enable horse-motivated students with special needs to relate more successfully to others and to have greater and more appropriate control over their own lives.  This use of horses, to enable young people to learn and develop, is the core of our work. It is the reason for The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy's existence and has been the mission since the foundation of the work in 1976. It will remain the mission and our unique offer as a specialist independent provider. The FCRT works with young people's motivation for horses, to harness the motivation to enable co-operation , communication and concentration.  The FCRT works especially with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, complex physical disabilities and with those from deprived inner city areas.

A residential Further Education Through Horsemastership (FETH) Course allows people who cannot progress at school and whose educational needs cannot be met in ordinary colleges, to benefit from further education.  Literacy, Numeracy, Communication, independent travel, money management and social skills are all taught and learnt in a horse environment, using the horses inclusiveness, warmth, smell, movement, routine and needs. Work experience placements and strong links with the local community provide opportunities for students to use new skills to progress to meaningful occupation and independence that would otherwise not be possible. 

The Centre also runs weekly sessions during school terms for local children with a variety of complex emotional or learning needs. The horse is used to develop the abilities of each individual child.           

ON 19 JULY 2014 President Patrick presented medals for the Horse or Cycle to students at the Centre. CLICK HERE

DONATIONS WERE ALSO MADE TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHARITIES 

Air Ambulance

Alzheimers Society

Brockenhurst Gateway Club

Fortune Riding Centre

Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery

Home Start

Honey Pot Childrens Charity

Kids Out

Macmillan

Minstead Training Trust

Miscellaneous donations

Naomi House  

New Forest CAB  

New Forest Disability Information Service  

Oasis Lunch Club  

Planets Charity  

Riding for The Disabled  

Rose Road Association  

Rotary Club of Durban Umhatuzana  

SCARF New Forest  

Shelter Boxes -

Shoes Boxes  

Southampton University LifeLab  

Tools for Self Reliance  

Wessex Cancer Trust

Wessex Heartbeat

CHARITIES JULY 2013 TO JUNE 2014

President Edward has chosen the following to be the President's charities for his year:-

 The Stable  Family Home Trust. www.sfht.org.uk 
"The Stable Family Home Trust provides a range of services to support people with a learning disability to lead fulfilled and active lives. They support people to be valued members within their local community, ensuring that they have opportunities for a good social life, support to make and maintain friendships and relationships and help to find meaningful occupation, learning and employment."

 THE MINSTEAD TRAINING TRUST.  www.minsteadtrainingproject.org 
"The Minstead Training Trust supports nearly 100 adults with learning disabilities in the New Forest and surrounding areas.  At our heart is the belief that people with learning disabilities can achieve greater independence and self-worth and live as full citizens in our society.  Our role is to support people to achieve that by delivering personalised training and support in an inspirational setting.  We are lucky enough to be based in the heart of the New Forest and offer a wide range of residential, day and community based activities.  We work closely with our sister charity, Furzey Gardens where our students put into practise their learned horticultural skills to help maintain the gardens which are open to the public."  Madeleine Durie. Minstead Trust.

CHARITIES JULY 2012 TO JUNE 2013

PRESIDENT ROBIN LONG CHOSE THE FOLLOWING TO BE HIS CHARITIES FOR HIS YEAR:-

THE ROSE ROAD ASSOCIATION "The Rose Road Association has been working with children, young people and their families from across Hampshire and the surrounding counties since 1952. The children who attend Rose Road have multiple and complex health needs but we believe in valuing individuals, celebrating achievement and respecting choices of young people with disabilities." http://www.roseroad.org.uk 

 THE HONEYPOT CHILDREN'S CHARITY.  " Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support. We give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential." www.honeypot.org.uk

Since July 2012 the Club also made donations to the following. The list is in alphabetical order not in size of donation.  

Air Ambulance      

Alzheimers SocietyAir Ambulance  

Brockenhurst Primary School

Fortune Riding Centre
Friends of Chernobyl Kids
GIft of Sight
Kids Out
Macmillan Cancer Support
Naomi House
New Forest Citizens Advice
New Forest Disability Information Service
Planets Charity
RNLI
Rotary Foundation
Shelter Boxes
Shoes Boxes
Southampton Hospital
St John Ambulance
The Clark Fundraising Team
Tools for Self Reliance
Womens Refuge

Plus Rotary International Foundation from our Club administration accounts
and a number of donations of under 100

CHARITIES JULY 2011 - JULY 2012

 PRESIDENT GEOFF GOOK  SELECTED THE FOLLOWING AS HIS MAIN CHARITIES FOR HIS YEAR:-

PLANETS. A new charity combating Pancreas Liver And NeuroEndocrine Tumours http://www.planets-carcinoid.org/
 

 NEW FOREST ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY   http://alzheimers.org.uk/

In addition, the Club made donations to a large number of local and international causes. 

 

CHARITIES JULY 2010 - JULY 2011

President Tim selected the following as his main charities for the year:-

Wessex Heartbeat                                             www.heartbeat.co.uk/

The Motor Neurone Disease Association      www.mndassociation.org/

Home-Start.                                                        www.home-start.org.uk   

In addition, we made donations to a large number of local and international causes. 

CHARITIES 2009-2010

President Alan  declared the following as the main charities for his year.

GIFT OF SIGHT                                     www.giftofsight.org.uk 

THE ROSE ROAD ASSOCIATION     www.roseroad.org.uk

THE SOLENT DOLPHIN                      www.solentdolphin.co.uk

POLIO PLUS   'Thanks for Life'            www.rotary.org/en/SERVICEANDFELLOWSHIP/POLIO/Pages/ridefault.aspx

In addition, between July 2009 and July 2010 we made donations to the following. The list is in alphabetical order not in size of donation.

Anthea Connor, Veterinary work in Africa
Ben Kett, Volunteer in Kenya
Brockenhurst Gateway Club (Mencap)
Community Concert
Cumbria Flood Appeal, Rotary. 
Friends of Lyndhurst Surgery (Tree Festival)
Hounsdown Literary Festival
Kids Out
Lawrence's Roundabout Well Appeal (pumping water in South Africa)
Lockerley Silver Band
Magellan Explorer Scouts
Minstead Project
Naomi House Children's Hospice
Rotary Young Chef
St John Ambulance
Salvation Army
Shelter Boxes,  containing tents and emergency supplies for disaster regions
Southampton Clarinet Chorale
Stanley's Own Scouts
Totton Baptist Church
Thanks for Life, polio eradication campaign
Thousand Valleys Project, Kwazulu, Natal
Totton V1 Form College, to assist students to visit Nakuru in the Rift Valley
Women's Refuge
Woofability (training dogs for the disabled)

CHARITIES FOR 2008-9

President Peter's  charities for the year commencing July 2008 were:-

NAOMI HOUSE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE                          www.naomihouse.org.uk

THE FENWICK HOSPITAL                                                  www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/Hospital.aspx?id=5QCQ2

LYNDHURST SCOUT GROUP (Hut rebuilding appeal)

100 GILLS COMMUNITY HELPERS, In Kwazulu Natal   www.1000hch.co.za


Since July 2008 we also made donations to the following. The list is in alphabetical order not in size of donation.  

British Red Cross
Brockenhurst Gateway Club (Mencap)
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Emergency Boxes for Disaster Areas
Honeypot
Lockerley Silver Band
Magellan Scouts
New Milton Music Festival
Polio Plus
Rotary Kids Out 2008
Rotary Young Chef Competition
Southern Union Chorus
Tools for Self Reliance
Wessex Autistic Society
Wessex Heartbeat
Women's Refuge

and financial help to a needy family

 

 CHARITIES SUPPORTED 2007-8

President Les's main charity for the year commencing 1 July 2007 was  the local
NEW FOREST BRANCH of the ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY.  ( www.alzheimers.org.uk
 )
Since July 2007 we have made donations to the following. The list is in alphabetical order not in size of donation.  

Bartley School (Life Education Centre)
Brockenhurst Gateway Club (Mencap)
Community Concert, Copythorne
District Disaster Fund - Summer Floods
Jaipur Limbs
Kids Out
Mines Awareness
Montacute School
New Milton Music Festival
Polio Plus
R.N.L.I.
Shelter Boxes
Solent Dolphin
Totton Baptist Church Project
Wessex Heartbeat
Wheels for the World
Women's Refuge Centre