Supporting Charities

Where does the money raised go?

Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play

Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play BOSP is a registered charity, which offers support to families by providing short breaks for their children and young people with learning and physical disabilities.

Hamelin House

Hamelin House The Hamelin Trust is a leading Essex-based charity for supporting children and adults with disabilities and their families. We do this by providing short break services, a resource centre, supported accommodation, and outreach services within the community and individual’s homes. We also provide training and employment opportunities through a number of independent and joint ventures.

Friends of Lake Meadows

Friends of Lake Meadows FOLM Billericay is an independent, local charity, with volunteers working in partnership with Basildon Borough Council, Billericay Town Council and the Billericay community to care for the park, promote its facilities and encourage conservation and wildlife.

Thriftwood College

Thriftwood College As part of Thriftwood Academy, Thristwood College provides education for a range of students with moderate learning difficulties, including those with autistic spectrum needs, between the ages of 14 - 19.

Food for Thought (Young Carers)

Food for Thought (Young Carers) In association with Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food UK pilot project, his project supports young carers aged 8-18 years. Its mission is to teach local young carers how to cook from scratch, and eat to improve their long term health and wellbeing.

St. Luke's Hospice

St. Luke’s Hospice St. Luke's Hospice aims to provide the highest standards of care for people who have specialist palliative care needs and live in the Basildon and Thurrock districts.

Little Haven Children's Hospice

Little Haven Children’s Hospice Little Haven's supports families, offering short breaks and caring for adults, babies, children and teenagers at the end of their lives.

Basildon Saturday Club

Basildon Saturday Club Basildon Saturday Club offers a range of fun, games, sports and social club activities for adults and children with a learning disability.


KidsOut KidsOut believe that all children deserve fun and happiness in their lives and work every day to make it a reality. It provides disadvantaged children across the UK with exciting memories to cherish, giving hope and building confidence in young people.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support Macmillan Cancer Support helps cancer-suffers take back some control of their life. They offer help with money worries and advice about work, someone to talk to, and end-of-life support.


Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The number of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just three, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations. With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

The Kimuuni Primary School Project

The Kumuuni Primary School Project aims to completely refurbish a much needed source of primary education in Kenya. Mayflower is leading an initiative among Essex Rotary Clubs to provide funding for the provision of sanitary facilities, desks, books and classroom equipment.

Early Childhood Development SA

Early Childhood Development SA Early Childhood Development SA supports the development of a National Integrated Strategy for Early Childhood Development, with special focus on the development of materials for primary care-givers focused on the psycho-social support of 0-3 year-old children, and promoting skills development at community level.

Roll Out the Barrel (ROTB Trust)

Roll Out the Barrel (ROTB Trust) The ROTB Trust is a United Kingdom-registered charity, working with a number of organisations with overseas projects that need Rotary Water Barrels, a simple, cheap technology to help children who had been carrying their own weight in water, not just from a local tap to their home, but from miles away.

Hope and Homes for Children

Hope and Homes for Children Hope and Homes for Children is at the forefront of a growing global movement to eradicate the institutional care of children.