Rotary and Local Charities

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Rotary Speaker: Dave Bagley from Urban Outreach

In an excellent talk he explained some of the problems of those who are homeless in Bolton

Since 1990 when Dave and his wife founded Urban Outreach, which is a Christian Charity now with a staff team of 25 and 250 volunteers, it has worked alongside Bolton Council and other statutory, church and voluntary organisations in the town.


Making Things Possible With Remap

Many thanks to John Mountrie who delivered an insightful talk on Remap an organisation of engineers who custom-make equipment to help disabled people live more independent lives.

The Rotary Club of Horwich were thrilled to present John with a cheque for £100 to help Remap in their future activities. Visit Remap at:


A Sense of Freedom...

At our 22 March meeting we heard a lovely young lady give a inspired talk about her life with MS and how she formed new friendships and a new hobby which gave her so much more.

A sense of freedom. Bolton Sailability is a charity based on Belmont reservoir offering the disabled a chance to learn how to sail. She's taken to it so well that she is fund-raising for new equipment that will help her and other disabled people a better and safer experience out on the water.


Rotary and Ironman's help for Hospice Care

President David, Vice President Margot and Secretary Phil were much moved when they recently visited Derian House children’s Hospice at Chorley to present a cheque for £1,130.

The cheque was presented to Derian House staff members Caroline, Claire, Daryl and Kirsty who provide respite care for families with very sick children.


Rotary Supports Bolton Young Parents Service

Meriel from Bolton Young Parents Service came to speak to Rotary Club of Horwich before Christmas, about the support that the Organisation is able to bring to young parents.

Young mothers who have babies, or pregnant Mums, sometimes find themselves in difficulty arising from a range of issues e.g. no parental support, problems with young fathers, and financial problems.


Rotary Supports Lagan's Foundation

Community Chairman, Keith Maher, was able to hand over a Cheque for £400 to the Lagans Foundation Founder Carren Bell.

The foundation provides Volunteer help to mothers who have given birth to babies with Congenital Heart defects.These babies are very difficult to bring up and need 24 hour care. Most of these babies have multiple defects and many cannot feed normally and need stomach tubes to survive. Young mothers find the situation so difficult that they cannot cope, especially if they have other young children to bring up.


Rotary Supports Stanley Grange

Stanley Grange - a homely and fulfilling community for adults with learning difficulties.When Horwich resident and member of Holy Trinity Jenny Dagnall found Stanley Grange for her son Andrew it was a prayer answered.

That was in 2004 – twelve years on, 32 year old Andrew continues to enjoy life at Stanley Grange. Members of Horwich Rotary very much appreciated Jenny Dagnall’s moving and informative talk about her experience of finding a safe, friendly, secure and supportive community for Andrew who has learning disabilities.


Ironman UK and Rotary Help Children To Have Lunch

Urban Outreach is working with an army of volunteers to help make a lunch for 1300 each day for children and young people in Bolton during the summer holidays who would normally receive a free school meal due to low incomes.

During the summer school holidays, these families face a six week struggle to find the money to feed their children.


Ironman: 2016

Rotarians from 10 local Clubs who assisted at the Ironkids race event on Saturday 16th July in Bolton presented £1000 to the Harmony Youth Project.

The Project is a Bolton based charity which has worked primarily with the most disadvantaged young people in the town for over ten years.

It assists young people in realising their true potential through the medium of creative arts and positive social activities.


Iron Man and Rotary Help Build For The Future

Horwich Rotary President David Winstanley and Vice President Revd David Griffiths called at Bolton Hospice recently to present a cheque for £200 to fund raiser Josie Fowler to help the Hospice build for the future.

The cheque presented was raised by Rotary Charity Fundraisers through the sponsorship of competitors taking part in the very demanding Ironman UK Bolton event.


Ironman & Rotary Helps Traumatised Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Money raised by Rotary Charity Fundraisers who take part in the Ironman UK triathlon at Bolton were donated to Fortalice, which means a small fort.

It is a Bolton based charity that assists woman and children who are affected by domestic abuse.


Carren Bell & Lagan's Foundation

When Carren Bell spoke at a Horwich Rotary lunch meeting members were moved to hear this Mum, triathlon competitor, and CEO of Lagan’s Foundation, telling of how the organisation she started in Horwich has developed heart felt care across the UK.

When Carren Bell spoke at a Horwich Rotary lunch meeting members were moved to hear this Mum, triathlon competitor, and CEO of Lagan’s Foundation, telling of how the organisation she started in Horwich has developed heart felt care across the UK


Donate £1 for Dementia

Following a graphic account of the plight of hospital patients suffering from dementia, Horwich Rotary donated over £300 to support the Bolton News Dementia Appeal.

Many Rotarians knew of family, friends or acquaintances suffering from some form of dementia but few appreciated how distressing it could be in the more severe cases when they were admitted to hospital for other ailments.


More From Iron Man

At the Rotary Club's meeting on Thursday, 16th July cheques were presented by courtesy of Iron Man 2014 to British Heart Foundation and Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The picture shows president Tom Mather handing over a cheque for just over £1000 to Yvonne Bradshaw a volunteer fundraiser for British Heart Foundation and one for £900 to Jan Lord fundraiser and volunteer worker for Pancreatic Cancer UK.


Iron Man Presentation

On Tuesday, 9th June 2015, Paul Whitney, President of the Rotary Club of Horwich visited Derian House to present a cheque for £2,800 to their fundraising manager, Sophie Saunders.

Derian House is a Children’s Hospice based in the heart of Lancashire, we offer specialist care to over 250 children who suffer with a life limiting illness from across county and up into South Cumbria.