Supporting our Community

The Opportunity to help those in need with fundraising or with the time and experience of our members is important to the whole club. Our motto is "service before self"

Supporting our Local Community

Raising funds and awareness to support local (and some international) chariities but particularly local needs and local people. 

£40,000 to CHSW

In 2019 we have made a major contribution to Littlebridge House for CHILDREN'S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST. With help from our twin club, Uelzen in Germany, we accessed a Rotary Foundation Global Grant which enabled us to donate nearly £40,000 to the Hospice . This paid for a complete electrical re-wiring of Littlebridge House and the installation of new surveillance and monitoring equipment, entrance security and a system of mobile alarm calls. It also funded a brand new, special, cot-type bed whech has enabled the care of very sick children in our community to be managed just a little more easily.

McMillan Coffee Mornings

This is a charity traditionally supported by The Rotary Club of Bideford as for years we have assisted the local McMillan group with their annual bucket collection at Morrisons. The World's Biggest Coffee Morning in September is something that is too good to miss and who can resist home made cakes?. Always popular and always an easy way to get friends together and to make new friends, the generous donations are really appreciated and enabled us to donate another £800 to McMillan in October 2021.


McMillan Coffee Morning at Moreton House


This year our President's chosen charity is North Devon against Domestic Violence. 

We are proud of the long list of other organisations we have helped in the last couple of years too. Some funds were raised for a specific named cause (Shelterbox Disaster Relief, Children's Hospice South West, Bideford Bay Surf Lifesaving, RNLI etc) but the distribution of funds from the charity account (from our annual Water Festival, the Bideford wishing well, the Westward Ho Ho Ho New Year dip, quiz night funds to name just a few) is decided on the recommendation of a committee of Rotarians who look at each application for funding on its merit. 

£1000 presented to Northam Lodge

To apply for some of these funds, send an application in writing to President Moirag Clarke c/o The Royal Hotel, Bideford or by Email: bidefordrotary@gmail.com. (We would prefer applications to be from organisations rather than individuals and preferably not from political or religous groups) 

Local community donations made recently 

 2018 Donations

 

 2019 Donations

 

 2020
Donations

 

2021 Donations 

 
RNLI Appledore
600 316 Energy
 25        
Bideford Bay Surf Lifesaving 600  Alwington Village Hall
     100 Bideford Work Club
 250    
Northam Lodge 1,025  Amegos
     100  Northam Lodge
 350    
North Devon Hospice 500 North Devon Hospice
     225 North Devon Hospice
 525    
TTVS Carewise 433 TTVS Carewise
     453
       
Harbour 500 North Devon Biosphere
     250 Bid Community Fridge
 200 Bid Community Fridge
 -165
N Devon Foodbank
    90
N Devon Foodbank
     482 N Devon Foodbank
 500    




Foodbank Xmas
 500 Foodbank Xmas
 1000
N D Animal Hospital 90 British Naturalists N Devon
       25  Calvert Trust (Young Carers)
 250    
Families in Grief 235 Cruise Berievement
     200 Home Start Xmas Party
 250 Noah's Place (Woolsery)
 558
Rotakids 703
Rotaproj
     100        
Dictionaries for Torridge Primary Schools
1,176 Dictionaries for Torridge Primary Schools
   1,176 Westcroft School
 450 Appledore School (for tablets)
1000
1st Edgehill & Torridge Scouts 275 Encompas Rough Sleepers
     800 Torridge Friendship &VIPs
 100 Woolsery School (for tablets)
 500
Tarka Tennis Centre 500 Children's Hospice S West
 38,826 Children's Hospice S West
 500    
N Devon Yacht Club Cadets 500 N Devon Young Gymnasts
     500        
Bideford Street Pastors 500 N Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
     250 Devon Freewheelers (blood bikes)
 500    
Bideford Amateur Athletics Club 250 Bideford Canoe Club
     250        
Abbotsham Village Hall Trust
250 Appledore Hall Trust
     224        
Torridge Scouts 250 Chemo Hero
       25  Chemo Hero
 500    
Muddy Boots Preschool  250 Snapdragons Preschool
     250        
Appledore Book Festival   250 Appledore Book Festival
     250 Appledore Book Festival
 - Appledore Book Festival
 240
Flying Fish Artists  250 Freedom Com. Alliance
     279 Growth Project Westward Ho!
 200    
Grow@Jigsaw  250 Freshspring      250        
Bideford College  250 Sounds Different
     250        
Help for Heros  25 Help for Heros
       25        
Lions of Bideford  25 Lions of Bideford
       25        
Northam Twinning  25 Edukid      250  Edukid  250    
Torridge Volunteer Cars  25 Exmoor Search & Rescue
     150 Exmoor Search & Rescue
 25    
Bideford & District Sea Cadets  25 Bideford & District Sea Cadets
       25 Bideford & District Sea Cadets
 25    
    Surfers Against Sewage
       25 Royal Marines Charity
 25    
    N Devon Sustainable Fish
     200        
    TTVS Memory Cafes
     720
  TTVS Memory Cafe
 500
    Victoria Park Bowls Club
     250        
    Appledore Gig Club
       25  Bideford Gig Club
     
    Devon Wildlife Trust
       25 Devon Wildlife Trust
 25    

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