After a 6 month trial in 2016/17 the Uppingham community decided, through the Neighbourhood Forum and using the good offices of Uppingham First the business/community partnership, to procure a community funded minibus as the next and permanent Uppingham Hopper.
Local residents and businesses provided seedcorn funding and a £25000 interest-free loan was provided by Rutland CC. Further sponsorship and funding opportunities are being pursued. The Rotary Club of Uppingham decided to fund the purchase and installation of a disabled access ram for the back of the bus at a cost of £1000 and received grant support of £500 from The Rotary Foundation for this very worthwhile community project.
The Hopper enters full service on Monday 7 May and will be inaugurated by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Sarah Forsyth.
more Sunday 23 October
more An annual Outward Bound type course
more Our project 2016/17 delivered with benefit of a District Grant
more Defibrillator 2017/18
more A project to help AIDs orphans cared for by the Mango Tree Trust in Western Kenya - with the help of a Rotary District Grant
more Provision of a community access defibrillator for Uppingham with the assistance of a Rotary District Grant
more Club participation in a project to provide playgrounds in Mbale Uganda
more A joint project in aid of East African Playgrounds
more Club participation in District 1070 Uganda Motorbike Ambulance Project
more Our 1st Foundation grant project. Handover of an autoclave by members of the Rotary Club of Accra(West) on behalf of Uppingham to the Ghanaian Ministry of Health for use in eye surgery camps.
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