Reading Abbey has supported the local, national and international community through our volunteer work and by donating funds to deserving causes.thumbnail view
Reading Abbey Rotary Club Charity donation
The Churches in Reading Drop in Centre CIRDIC received a donation of £3,400, which was raised at the eight annual Reading Abbey Rotary club 10k run held at Englefield Estate. The event in August 27th 2017 was attended by over 350 runners and supported by local businesses and organisations.
The Rotary club was pleased to support CIRDIC which operates from St Saviours Church in Reading and provides a welcoming place offering food clothing and a wide range of support services to the homeless and disadvantaged in Reading. Club President Colin Maclean visited the centre and was given a guided tour by manager Mabel Boyd who thanked both Colin and the club for the most generous donation.
Smart Works, the Reading based charity which has helped over 300 women back into work, has received a ringing endorsement from the Reading Abbey Rotary Club.
Reading Abbey is proud to have donated close to £60,000 to 40 charities over the last three years. Causes range from the local to global, benefitting the many or the few. The causes supported include:
From mock interviews for school leavers to visiting elderly war veterans and helping primary school children with reading difficulties there's a variety of opportunities for all our members to play their part. Here are some of the community service activities we get involved with:
Mock Interviews - We provide interview practise for A'Level students preparing for university applications.
Ways and Means Kiosk - Ways and Means Trust (Link) is a Charity helping adults with learning or physical disabilities, or poor mental health. We provide social and practical skills for independent living, and training, education and work experience to assist adults working towards open employment. Reading Abbey members volunteer at the Tea Kiosk in Caversham Court.
Carol Concert, Falklands Memorial Chapel - We help with car parking for this wonderful concert and readings organised by the League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.