Through the year we run a number of other events and fundraisers. Details are hereDetails
Working with the Rotary Club of Quito Norte were applying for a Global Grant to support the education and wellbeing of street children in Quito Ecuador. Due to Covid we have scaled this back to a District Grant application.Details
The Club has a continuously running EBay Charity Shop. It is one of our biggest fundraisersDetails
Each year we run a charity golf competition at West Cornwall Golf ClubDetails
We were founded on 4 March 2009, with 13 ladies and 20 men, 10 existing Rotarians and 23 new to Rotary. We are an informal club, but we are serious about serving and contributing to our community.
We are a Registered Charity No 1136551
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Despite Covid we are still 'Doing Rotary' with funds being raised through Givery instead of spending on eating out President Aly has asked members to nominate local charities or community projects that could do with some support. With a draw of 3 nominations every 3 months each one will receive £100.
Our first draw has taken place and we have been pleased to support the following with £100 donations.
https://www.nawt.org.uk/centres/cornwall The National Animal Welfare Cornwall Centre in Hayle - nominated by Hilary Young
https://www.firstlight.org.uk/ First Light South West and Plymouth based charity supporting vivitms of domestic and sexaul abuse. - Nominate by Patrick
https://www.gofundme.com/f/climbing-for-nhs-hospital-gardens Robin Hanbury-Tennison a well known local global explorer who having suffered and recovered from Covid in RCHT is fund raising to build a healing garden there. Nominated by Caroline.
Richard Hurst - Head Coach/Sue Bennett - Secretary
If you shop online through Amazon please do it through Amazon Smile and nominate us 'The Rotary Club of Cober Valley Helston' as your supported charity and we will receive 0.5% of your net purchases as a donation. It costs you a few clicks but can make a massive difference to our fundraising.
As with many clubs we have had to change our routine during the ongoing pandemic, nevertheless we are still a very active and vibrant Rotary Club still making a difference for the good in our community and further afield. During lock down we received a grant from Ebay of over £3,500 - Thank you EBay!! This enabled us to pass on funds to President Caroline's year charities Truro Samaritans and ShelterBox.
For the time being all our meetings will be by Zoom or in the open air!
Congratulations to the winning teams from Porthleven and Parc Eglos Schools who go forward to the area final on 11 Feb - more pictures of all the teams on Facebook
Our busiest ever this year and contactless payments available for the first time!
We held our first community evening where we gave out grant funding to a number of local charities and community groups. Over £3,000 was distributed. Here's who we helped:
Stithians Baby and Toddler Group - 3 years sponsorship for insurance cover
Penryn and Falmouth Sea Cadets - to set up a Helston division
Culdrose Youth Football - towards training kit
Helston Girls Rugby - changing room fund
Mullion Football Club - youth team support
Porthleven Guides - New tent
Mustard Seed/Food bank - new freezers
Helston Age Concern - minibus fund
It was a great way to spread the Rotary word - more pictures on our Facebook page
After our successful 12 Club collaboration for Kids Out event in June we had some surplus funds. So responding to a request for support it was agreed to use it to help out a small children’s home called Roston that supports younger children. We helped to fund some planting out in the gardens and provide a swing. They sent a thank you letter back to us and the other clubs that helped out. #proudtoberotary.
Just some of the things we've been involved in at the end of Norman's tenure as our President. Stall at Cornwall Car show and starting to sell candle of hope bags, support for the Porthleven gig club and BBQ.. finally the crescendo of presenting a cheque for £5,000 to the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.
Kids Out at Flambards - Organised by Rotarian George impeccably again. Shout out to all the other clubs that help fund it all 12 Rotary Clubs in West Cornwall area: Penzance, Mounts Bay, Hayle, St Ives, Redruth, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes and St Piran, Truro, Truro Boscawen, Helston Lizard, Helston and Cober Valley Helston . A great Day Out!
Well done to the 3 teams that entered. It was a shame that the others pulled out however these three were the highest standard that we have seen to date. A special mention to Porthleven in their first competition. All are winners and well done to Parc Eglos 2 who will go forward to the regional competition in Penzance 5 Feb
We meet on Wednesdays at 7.00 for 7.15pm, Dinner £14(1st Wednesday of each month is our 'Out & About' evening - please contact Secretary for details ) Wheal Dream
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