just some of many!
Projects often involve working together with Rotary Foundation and clubs abroad. Some are expensive: for our biggest project ever, the funding of a cancer ward for outpatients at the Queens Hospital in 2005 - 6, we raised £85,000. Sometimes it is just the idea and initiative that matter.
In 2019 we are involved with the Carers+ Café and improvements to Burton railway station, both of which we initiated.
Projects over recent years (these* are described below) have included the *Auntie project in Cape Town, *toilets for Bangwe CCAP School in Blantyre, *organising a national football competition for the young, the Krizevac project in Malawi; equipping sensory rooms for Fountains School in Burton and Donna Louise children's hospice at Stoke on Trent; creating a sensory garden at Chestnut Grange in Burton and an outdoor shelter at Donna Louise Hospice; providing a new refrigerated van for Burton Addiction Centre (Langan's) to develop an external catering service and a minibus for Crest (a local charity that supports disabled young people); the development of a prostate cancer screening programme (which fortuitously saved the life of one of our members); equipping and decorating a stillbirth room at The Queens Hospital; decorating at Scropton Riding School (for the disabled).
To these should be added the very considerable sums we have raised or donated for disaster relief, the fight against polio, the YMCA food bank, and Donna Louise Hospice.