Donations to Charity 2015

Nearly £14000 was donated to good causes this year

Members of the Melksham Rotary Club celebrated our 2014/15 fundraising achievements on Tuesday 23rd June with some of the representatives of the organisations who have benefited.

The Rotary Club has granted almost £14,000 to 25 different local worthy causes, varying from the Melksham Food Bank to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Most of the fundraising comes from the Art House cafe, though other fundraising events such as the Big Breakfast and Concert with Stonar School have enabled funds to be raised, which have been matched for a project in Senegal amounting to almost £7, 000.

There are around 40 volunteers and Rotarians who take shifts in the Art House café, as it operates 6 days a week. We need 5 volunteers a day, which is 14 volunteer hours and we rely on 30 volunteer shifts a week; this amounts to over 3,400 volunteer hours a year.>Rotary Club of Melksham

Donations in Rotary year 2014/2015

Organisation

Amount

Effect of Match Funding

Alzheimer’s Support

£         500.00

 

Amber

 £         500.00

 

Big Community Grow

 £         900.00

 

Core Church

 £         250.00

 

Devizes Opportunity Centre

 £         500.00

 

Ebola

 £         600.00

 

Hope and Homes for Children

 £         500.00

 £          500.00

Hope for Tomorrow

 £         350.00

 

Learning Curve

 £         100.00

 £          100.00

Learning Curve

 £         220.00

 

Life Education Centre Wiltshire

 £         300.00

 

Macmillan

 £         329.22

 

Martha Care Hospice

£         500.00

 

Melksham Extended Services

 £         447.00

 

Melksham Food Bank

 £         500.00

 

Melksham Town Waste Bin

 £         175.00

 

Riverside Club

£      1,000.00

 

Rotary club of Guingamp Senegal Project (to build classrooms, wells, trees for shade)

£      2,300.00

 £       6,900.00

Rotary Kids Out – Autism Society and RiverMead school  

 £      1,248.75

 

Rotary Water Boxes

 £         250.00

 £          500.00

Rotary Young Chef

 £           42.97

 

Steeple Ashton Guides

 £         300.00

 

Wilts & Berks Canal 

 £         500.00

 

Wilts Air Ambulance

 £      1,000.00

 

Wiltshire Mind

 £         500.00

 

Donations = £13,812.95 + the opportunities of matched funding