Local and national charities
Megan Baker House http://www.meganbakerhouse.org.uk/index.php
Powys Young carers http://powyscarers.org.uk/
Radnorshire Healthy Friendships http://www.radnorshirehealthyfriendships.org/
East Radnor Day Centre - Based in Presteigne this is a registered charity providing day care and support for elderly and vulnerable adult members of the community. There is no website but contact: Vicki Ball 01544 260267 for further information
Midlands Air Ambulance - http://www.midlandsairambulance.com/
Wales Air Ambulance - http://www.walesairambulance.com/
Royal British Legions - President Cathy represented the Rotary Club on Rememberance day and laid a wreath at the war memorial in Knighton
Polio Eradication " Thanks for life campaign" - The eradication of polio has been an aim of Rotary worldwide since 1985 and there are only 4 countries that still have cases of this debilitating disease. With the continued support of Rotarians, friends of Rotary, the Bill Gates Foundation, WHO and Unicef this disease will one day be like small pox - history! http://www.ribi.org/thanks-for-life
Leonard Cheshire International - This charity works with over 250 independently managed disability organisations in 54 countries to provide support in a wide range of areas. See more at http://www.lcint.org/?lid=3044
SEED - This charity sponsors young people in Tanzania to allow them to attend school. We donated money following a fire in the living accomodation of one of the schools which killed 3children. The living quarters are now fully refurnished and the students have settled back to normal school life. http://www.s-e-e-d.org.uk/
DebRA - this charity supports families of children, both in the country and overseas, who have epidermolysis bullosa. It also funds research into a cure for this very nasty and debilitating skin condition http://www.debra.org.uk/
Action Aid - we sponsor an Indian child called Babulal Durua through Action Aid and get regular updates as to his progress in learning English and his life on his fathers farm.
Buy a Goat prize - Once a year we donate an ethical prize to a raffle at one of our larger fundraising events. This year it was a goat at our 60's night, won by a lucky ( though rather bemused ) Robert Wells!
Rotary Shelter Box - this is the major way our Rotary Club supports disaster relief across the world. Every box supplies living accomodation and emergency supplies for 10 people and can be distributed to any country in need within days from warehouses in Cornwall and Australia. http://www.shelterbox.org/
Supporting young people
Rotary Kids Out Day - held on June 9th this year when we will be sending 30 young people with special needs, and their carers,to West Midlands Safari Park for a special day out. http://www.ribi.org/events/calendar-of-events/kidsOut-day-2010 and see more about the Kids Out charity at http://www.kidsout.org.uk/events
Rotary Young Chef - This year's winner 13 year old Hope Robson from Bishop's Castle Community College went onto the next round in Llandovery and performed very well. http://www.ribi.org/youth/competitions/rotary-young-chef
Rotary Young Musician - 14 year old violinist Conor Gricmanis one this year's competition and went on the be runner up in the next round held in Bryn Mawr. He is keen to win next year! http://www.ribi.org/youth/competitions/rotary-young-musician
Welsh Disabled Sports Competition held in Cwmbran every year
Supporting chosen individuals
Hannah Allaway - a talented young harpist, whose family has supported us in the past, who we have supported in her endeavours to further her music education.
Stephanie Forde - we have donated some money to this young army cadet who wishes to help a community in Peru become self sufficient by planting hawango trees and helping in other as well as completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award. You can find out more about the Army Cadet Force at http://www.armycadets.com/county/gwentpowys/home/
Georgina Evans - our Rotary Club is sponsoring Georgie on a New Generations Youth Exchange to a Equestrian Establishment in Pretoria for 6 weeks work experience. Find out more about Rotary's Youth Exchange Programmes at http://www.youthribi.org/
more Council and sandwiches from 7pm at Kim and Sheila's home, due the Baron being closed this week.
more For a year in lockdown we have been surprisingly active and supportive of our community. See more below......
more Although the Rotary Club of Knighton and District have only been able to meet fortnightly online, they have still been actively supporting their local communities.
more In this last Rotary year we have been involved in over 40 projects, both in the fundraising capacity and in supporting communities. It is great to be able to help those who help others locally, nationally and internationally....
more In this last Rotary year we have supported over 25 charities, projects and good causes. Great to to be able to help those who help others locally, nationally and internationally....
more We have supported over 30 charities, projects and good causes this year. A great job well done!
more We have supported over 25 charities, projects and good causes this year. A great job well done!
more This is the list of charities and community projects we have supported during Dorothy Scott's presidential year July 2015 to June 2016......
more We are proud to support the following charities in this past Rotary year and we will continue to support many of them in the future.....
more We presented cheques to those charities who we have supported in the last Rotary year 2013-14 and then had a Rotary meeting and lunch at our usual time.....
more Here is a list of all the charities we have contributed to between July 2012 and June 2013. As you see we have supported a wide range of charities, local, national and international.
more Decisions were made today as to the charity President Paul would like to support for his year......
more You can read here of the charitable work we did in 2011-12 and how much we donated to various good causes.
more Club Council has chosen the following main charities for this year - others will be supoprted when needed
more You can find a list here of the various worthy causes we supported in the Rotary year 2010-11
more These are the local national and international charities that we will be fundraising for during this Rotary year
more Without the generosity of the local community and of Rotarian and friends none of this would possible.
more You can see here a summary of the charities - local, national and international - we hope to fund raise for during this Rotary year.
more A special morning at the Knighton Hotel when money raised during the last Rotary year was distributed, by cheque, to representatives of a number of charities.
back We support a wide range of charities and good causes every year. Find out more about them here....UPDATED JULY 2021...