Information on the Charities we are supporting this year.
This year we have selected several principal charities we will be supporting, in addition to that we also support a number of other local, national, international and Rotary chartities. Here are some of the Charities we will be supporting this year under the umbrella of "THE ROTARY CLUB OF BROOKMANS PARK TRUST FUND - Registered Charity No 1021658.
Carers in Hertfordshire provides advice, information and support to unpaid carers - people looking after someone who is elderly, disabled, has a physical or mental illness or who misuses drugs or alcohol.
Ensuring Hertfordshire's carers are identified, supported and stay well, is at the heart of our work. We give carers a voice with opportunities to meet other carers. We also enable carers to share their views or experiences with those providing or planning health and social care services in Hertfordshire.
We support carers of all ages - children and adults - if they live, work or care in Hertfordshire. Our services are provided free to carers.
We also have a Care Service in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford, which involves professional Care Support Workers providing individual packages of care to people with care needs through domiciliary care or Carers' Breaks.
For more information visit:- http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/
Noah's Ark Children's Hospice is a community based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in North London. We have provided care and support to 171 families, 140 children and 76 siblings. Our mission is:
- to provide care and support for children and young people from birth who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. Our aim is to enable them to live full lives and to achieve their aspirations;
- to ensure that families are able to live life as fully as possible whilst their child is still alive and go on to face the future with hope after bereavement.
Noah's Ark currently has an annual income target of £1.4m to
provide our vital services. As a charity we remain dependent
on private donations to provide our services with only 10% of
funding coming from the statutory sector.
Unlocking Potential In Africa - Everything Red Rubber Ball does – coaching, workshops and community projects – is all part of the same vision. They’re serious about unlocking potential in people – wherever they happen to live – because talent is universal but opportunity isn’t.They're providing opportunities for talent to flourish
Scholarships - The problem that “we are too poor to afford education” is being overcome. Right now there are 44 boys and 40 girls, bright young people from the poorest parts of Kenya, all in secondary school reaching their full potential. This year Brookmans Park Rotary Club is sponsorsing two of those children.
Other projects run by Red Rubber Ball include:-
Educational Farm - Orphaned children near Butere (in Western Kenya) get a good meal every day because of their farm. At the same time, they learn farming skills and they get encouragement and support for their schooling.
Football Academy - The Hope Academy provides football coaching for boys and girls. More than just nurturing a passion for sport, it also provides mentoring that develops their life-skills and encourages them to achieve more in their school work.
Workshops - Every year we share our life-changing workshop "Anything is Possible" with young people from all our projects. In 2014 this included Nairobi, Kenya - "Yote Yawezekana" - providing the children we support with the opportunity of a better life.
International Links - We have established links between primary and secondary schools in the UK and Kenya. This broadens the horizons for both groups of students and can provide a very relevant focus in a number of subjects .
For more information visit:- http://www.redrubberball.co.uk/
Some of the Rotary Charity projects we have supported are:-
Rotary International Haiti - www.ribi.org/news/articles/haiti-rotarian-offers-shelter-to-fellow-earthquake-victims
Polio eradication - www.polioeradication.org
ShelterBox - www.shelterbox.org
We recently donated £1,000 towards Shelter Boxes which are being sent out to the Nepal Eartnquake Relief.