Community, Vocational, Youth and Environmental

This committee deals with all local projects in our community.

Plans for the year:

John Waterhouse (Chair), Ken Senior (Environment), John Watson, Richard Bishop (second others if, and when needed)
We intend to run with the following projects;
1. Dictionary4Life distributions to five Inner Bradford Primary Schools plus an additional sixth this year, all with a Blaize label and including the child’s name, courtesy of Barrie. The cost of the Dictionaries is being met by a local Charitable Trust on which Blaize members serve.
2. Continuation of support for the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank through collections and / or donations. 
3. Continuation of support by Blaize members within local Primary Schools by helping pupils with their reading when post-covid access rules allow.
4. Again, we are supporting RYLA in July 2022. We regard it as excellent value for money in the development of young people. 
5. Kids Out in 2022 did not happen but this year we will aim to run it with the children from the Bowling Park Primary School – from a deprived Inner Bradford Area. The children in the past had a fabulous day out and the school greatly value the experience, paying the cost of the buses.
6. We will seek to support Marie Curie in Bradford including through their Great Daffodil Appeal.
7. We are sending a young Sea Scout from Keighley to Ocean Youth Trust project, crewing a sailing ship from North Shields for a week in August.
8. Through the Environment Officer, the planting of about 250 to 500 more trees in the Bradford Metropolitan Area. 
9. We will consider further support for Life Education Bradford, which provides excellent support for schools in healthy life choices, anti-drugs and relationships and where John is Chair of Trustees. Support may again be achieved through a local Charitable Trust on which Blaize members serve.

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Presentations made at Bowling Park Primary School

275 Dictionaries 4 Life Presented to Local Schools

more The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize have today completed the distribution of 275 dictionaries to 5 primary schools within Bradford City.

Last Year's President Barry Smith with Community Chair John Watson present the defibrillator.

Blaize present a defibrillator to St John Ambulance

more The Rotary Club of Bradford Blaize decided to donate a defibillator to St. John Ambulance

Graham and Marilyn with the team from Liverpool Heart Hospital

Donation to Liverpool Heart Hospital

more Graham Robinson handed over the cheque for �1,000 that we had raised for the Liverpool Heart Hospital

Barry Smith hands over the baton to Tony Ashton and David Burrows.

Collection on behalf of the local Marie Curie Hospice

more Members undertook their annual collection to help raise funds for the local Marie Curie hospice. This collection is part of the national Marie Curie daffodil appeal.

Four Club members were needed to take all the donations to the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank on the 12th of December.

Donations to Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank

more Following on from Keith Thomson's talk on 18th July 2012 about the food bank David Burrows organised a collection of food to take place over the first 3 weeks of December for this organisation. The results are reported below.

Ambassadorial Scholars Whitney Hough and Mizuki Takashi

Collection for Marie Curie

more On 28.3.12 and 29.3.12 Blaize members aided by Ambassadorial Scholars Whitney Hough and Mizuki Takashi collected for the local Marie Curie Hospice at Tesco on Canal Road in Bradford.

£7,315 Donated to Marie Curie



more Coming under the Community Committee this group deals with projects involving young children in the local community. (2 pages below this)