Charitable Donations

Details of the Charitable Donations made by the Cheltenham North Rotary Club

                       Rotary Club of Cheltenham North Charitable Donations                                        

Donations during Rotary Year 2023/24

January 2024 Donations Currently Implemented

1. Bipolar UK £5000

2. Linc £500

3. Cheltenham Community Project £600

4. Sandford Park Bench £800

5. National Star College (already presented) £10800

6. National Star College £600

. Total £18300

In addition £3000 has been allocated for Community and International projects

August 2023 Presentation of Cheque to the Star Centre

Past President Janet Keenan of Cheltenham North Rotary Club presented a cheque for £10800 to the Star Centre at Ullenwood for the furnishing of four new rooms at the Star Centre.

                                                         Donations during Rotary Year 2022/23

Our Donations during 2022/23 totalled £32228 and included the following;

£10,000 to Sue Ryder

£4,000 to Midland Air Ambulance 

£3,000 to MND

£2,000 to LINC

£3,000 to Ukraine Appeal

£2672 for the TreesProject

£1700 to Love Thy Turf

Donations have also been made to,

£1,920 to SIAB

£1,546 to Shelterbox

£430 For Kids Out

And smaller donations (£250 or less) to other causes including :-

Christmas boxes to children in a Women’s Refuge;

CCP to buy model kits for those with mental difficulties;

‘Days for Girls’;

Rowanfield School for picture frames.

                                                    Donations 2021/2022

Sue Ryder                                      £10,000

Midlands Air Ambulance              £4,000

Motor Neurone Disease               £3,000

LINC                                                  £2,000

Community Service Committee  £1,350

International Committee              £1,350

Ukraine                                            £3,000

Total                                      £24700                                  

October 2021 An Update from Luke Simon of School in the Bag

I am writing to share the great news that the SchoolBags you funded through your £1350.00 donation which we put towards our Nepal Flood Appeal have been distributed to students of Shree Terse Secondary School which was swept in to the Melamchi river during the Monsoon.  Our aim was to try and fund 1,000 SchoolBags in total and the 533 students at Shree Terse were the first to receive their SchoolBags.  We have just wired funds to provide SchoolBags for the 350 students who attend East Point Academy which was also severely affected.

Donations 2020/21

The covid restrictions unfortunately meant that the three main Funding events organised by Cheltenham North had to be cancelled.

However due to donations from members, friends and grants from local organisations significant donations were made to the following;

1) Gloucs Young Carers - £500. - from 19/20 year end pledges.

2) LINC - £350. "

3) Marie Curie - £ 50. "

4) Community Connexions Vehicle - £ 9500.

5) School in the Bag - £ 4050

6) Kids Out - £ 460

7) Food Bank - £ 600

8) RC Cheltenham Vaccine Appeal - £ 250.

In total £ 15,760.

January 2021 Community Connexions a New Vehicle

The Cheltenham North Members have made a significant contribution towards the purchase of a vehicle for Community Connexions.

Community Connexions have sourced a vehicle, it is a Peugeot Expert Independence Automatic, with the necessary wheelchair accessibility.

Donations 2020/21 An Update November 2020

Following successful auctions organised by the International Committee a further significant payment has been made to the "Charity" School in the Bag for the Children in Nepal.

Pupils can be seen with their Bags in the pictures with this document.

A payment has also been made to CCP Cheltenham for the provision of Christmas Parcels for needy families in the Cheltenham area.

A letter has been received from CCP and can be seen in the "Letters Received" in the "What we Do" area.

Donations 2019/2020

Significant donations were made to the following:

Leckhampton School

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Solar Aid

End Polio Now

Kids Out

Presentation to Cheltenham YMCA August 2019

A presentation was made to Cheltenham YMCA of five computers for usage at the centre.

Present were David Wallace, Chief Executive of the YMCA and his PA Karen Westlake.
The presentation was made by member Nigel Gilhead who was accompanied by Club President Michael Rouse.

Donation to Prostate Cancer UK August 2019

At our Club meeting on the 19th August Michele Parr, on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK , was presented with a cheque for £5500.

This sum represented 50% of the proceeds raised from the Wine Festival organised by Cheltenham North which took place at Pittville Pump Rooms in April 2019.

John Parr was previously a member of Cheltenham North Rotary Club and was instrumental in getting this annual event off the ground. 

August 2019 Donation to “School in the Bag” 

At our meeting on the 1st August a very informative presentation was given by Liz Foy of the Charity “School in the Bag”

The Cheltenham Rotary Club had previously provided funds for the supply of bags to the Children in Nepal and Liz explained the process with pictures and her own experience during her visit.

At the conclusion Liz was presented with a cheque for £1000 to cover the supply of further bags for the new school arrivals. 

Donations 2018/19

Over £38000 was donated to a number of organisations both International, local and within the UK.

Significant donations were made to the following; 

Belmont School

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Kids Out

Leckhampton School,


National Star Centre

Prostate Cancer

Retina UK

School in the Bag

Solar Aid

Donations 2017/18

During 2017/18 our Club made Charitable Donations of over £20000 to both local and international causes.

A selection of these is as follows:

Gloucestershire Young Carers


Solar Aid

School in the Bag

The Willow Trust

Sue Ryder Hospice 

Kids Out


A cheque for £2,500 was presented to Gloucestershire Young Carers from the Club

May 2018  Cheque presentation to Sue Ryder – 8 May

President Steve Wood and our treasurer , John Smith, presented a cheque for £6,000 to Sue Ryder as proceeds from the Wine Festival.

Donations 2016/17

In the Rotary year 2016/17 the Club made over £30000 charitable donations to worth-while causes both locally and internationally
A selection of the recipients during 2016/17 are as follows;

Belmont School. 

CCP Hamper Scamper.  

End Polio Now.

Gloucestershire Growlers Visually Impaired County Cricket Club.

Holst Birthplace Museum.

Leckhampton Primary School Music Dept.  
Kids Out.  
McMillan Nurses.

Solar Aid.  
School in a Bag.  



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