Helping our Community and Raising Funds
We are very active in our community
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* Investing in 'Ready Steady Read' projects in four local schools giving assistance to pupils with reading difficulties - and achieving remarkable results.
* Organising a community event (normally) each year in Tiverton.Last year's event was in People's Park and included a Family Dog Show plus plenty of music and other attractions. The 2020 event had to be cancelled because of the lockdown.
* Supporting our Interact Club at Tiverton High School where pupil Interactors get involved in fundraising and projects both in the school and locally (click separate box below on this page for more details)
* Supporting and fundraising for ShelterBox, the disaster charity in Cornwall which was founded by Rotary International
* Building a Christmas Grotto in the town where Santa Claus and his elves meet children anticipating Christmas and give them a present each - a highly popular and fun event over several days
* Sponsoring local students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards with a five night residential course on Dartmoor or Exmoor. The course aims to improve leadership skills for 16-18 year olds
* Sponsoring a young adult at Kira Farm in Uganda which helps to forge a career for those who would otherwise have no quality of life. (See separate box below for more details.)
* Raising funds for Kira Farm via our Annual Quiz which in 2020 is uncertain because of the social distancing rules.
* Entertaing the elderly in Tiverton on Silver Sunday when they are invited to a silver service tea with accompanying local songsters and magicians.
* Helping with the Mid Devon Messenger the talking newspaper for the visually impaired
* Raising funds for local charities. One of those is the Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT) which caters for the homeless and provides food for the needy.
* Supporting the Rotary International and World Health Organisation drive to eliminate polio from the world - we're almost there! (Further details below)
* Assisting sister Clubs in Exe Valley and Exmoor in the annual Exmoor Challenge (a 16 mile hike for youngsters on the moor) . Members also act as stewards at the local Mid Devon Show and the Tiverton Triathlon.All three events did not take place in 2020 because of Covid-19.
* Helping to keep Tiverton litter free.with regular litter duties for members.
* Planting new trees to put something back into our local environment.