Completed meetings and events 2023-2024

Thu 16th May 2024 #32BradfordSoup

Bradford Community Soup #32 15th May 2024, 6.30 for 7pm (Bradfordsoup.org.uk for more details) We are hosting the event in our usual venue – The Storehouse, 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford BD4 7BQ
The winner of #31 Soup is Elizabeth with The Memory Tree working with people with Dementia who live at home with their carers.

Thu 15th February 2024 Results are in for #31Soup

The pitches were Eldwick Wood Turners, Happy Healthy You and The Memory Tree
 Christa Ackroyd and Steve gave an impassioned speech about the potential of the Brontë birthplace.   Christa and Steve really inspired us with the future plans for the site.

Thu 16th November 2023 Results are in for #30BradfordSoup

Where is Love gained the most votes with a tie for the defibrillator and volunteers to help at the Christmas lunch. The next #31Soup i, 15th February. Like to make a pitch for your project pitch@bradfordsoup.org.uk. https://bradfordsoup.org.uk/
 We sponsored Malaika from Immanuel College to take part in the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).  Malaika had the time of her life, she came to the club to tell us about the tasks her and her team undertook and how her skills were developed. 

Thu 2nd November 2023 RYLA 2023

Do you know anyone who could gain something from this? Do get in touch. https://www.rotarygbi.org/projects/young-people/rotary-youth-leadership-awards/
The Friends are always looking for more enthusiastic friends.  Please do look at their website https://bradford-beck.org/  Take a look at their film https://youtu.be/BejVahJX7qQ?si=bh5GUDJBhNTgcwIJ

Thu 28th September 2023 Improving Bradford Beck for a better Bradford

Barney Lerner, Chair, Friends of Bradford's Becks talked about awareness, pollution and improvement of our becks.
Blanca Cecilia Rios Rodriguez, a member of Rotaract in Columbia talked about her life and her journey to be selected for a Peace Fellowship at the University of Bradford

Thu 21st September 2023 Peace Scholar from Columbia

We are delighted to welcome Blanca from Columbia who is a Peace Scholar studying at the University of Bradford
Hilary and Steve Lawther constantly raise money for the charity.  They need donations of metal cabinets to create reading corners.

Thu 17th August 2023 Gambian Schools Trust

Past President Tess made a donation which will go towards the cost of building another classroom at Loumen Lower Basic School which is urgently needed due to increased demand.
She told us about University when Covid hit.   Late in her schooling she was confirmed to be Dyslexic.  This has shaped her approach to work preferring visuals to the written word.  Her work is a talking point not bound by descriptive words.

Thu 3rd August 2023 Jessica Swift

Rotarian Vicky invited Jess to speak to us and what an inspirational lady she is. Vicky met Jess through a consultation on developing creative space. Jess is an artist from Bradford and specialises in sculpture, painting, photography.
Bronte's President Juli has chosen NEESIE for her charities .  We are  raising funds to pay for a MAT course to reach more mums and children to help bring about a change that will give them a better chance in life.

Thu 27th July 2023 NEESIE

Our very own Rotarian Noreen Khan talked to us about NEESIE of which she is the founder and Director. NEESIE provides a platform for single mothers and their children to grow independently and better their lives.
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