Mitochondrial Disease is a genetic disorder affecting the mitochondria - or mito for short.
They're the "battery packs" in each cell which then fail to make energy properly.
This causes fatigue and also damage to the body, especially the parts that need most energy like your major organs.
Mitochondrial disease is progressive and can be life-limiting. Currently there is no cure.
Although mitochondrial disease is quite rare, affecting 1 in around 4000 people.
Emma's Mito Mission was set up to aid research into this disease. This is a local charity which is supported by the Rotary Club of Brighouse. Emma Beal who lived in Rastrick, sadly died of this diseaseRead more about Emma's mission here
more Helping the vulnerable in West Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
more Arthrogryposis describes congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body.
more The Society assists those suffering from Dementia and their carers.
more The club was involved in the early days of raising money to build the Forget-me-Not Children’s hospice in Huddersfield.
more It is estimated that there are approximately 1,500 Young Carers in Calderdale that need support.
more The club has provided and maintains two Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) - find out where...
more Not only did the club support this organisation by giving them a donation, two of our members volunteered to be rescued in a training scenario!
more The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust raises money to support 13-24 year olds fighting cancer.
more A competition organised by magistrates at the Calderdale Court.
more Brighouse Rotary support this charity through donations that help volunteers in Yorkshire produce products for use around the world
more Relate is UK's largest provider of relationship support, and last year they helped over two million people.
more To keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances in the air they need to raise £12,000 per day.
more On the 26th December 2004 the worst natural disaster ever recorded hit South East Asia. An earthquake triggered a tsunami, which caused untold damage throughout the region.
more As well as Charities we support individuals to allow them to experience life changing opportunities and fulfill their dreams.
more Not just about rescuing donkeys, but providing Donkey-Assisted Therapy to children with additional needs.
more Brighouse Rotary supports charitable works abroad as well as locally and nationally.
more Providing chronically hungry children with one meal every school day.
more The club has supported many projects at this school including the Sensory Garden and the Sensory Rooms.
more The “Giggle Doctors”.
more Rotary's key humanitarian project is to eradicate Polio worldwide. Rotary spearheaded the campaign at a time when there were over 1000 cases a day in 125 countries. Today the number of cases is down by 99.9% - a fantastic achievement!
more This project provided a bowling green at Wellhome Park in Brighouse for the visually impaired.
more Teachers for Sierra Leone
more A local initiative to create a community centre in a deprived area of Brighouse housing 2500 people.
more Calderdale SmartMove sources safe and secure homes for homeless and vulnerable people in Calderdale.
more We've sponsored the production of a book!
more After a disaster, critical for survivors is the access to clean water. AquaBox provides the tools to obtain this.
more Initially a Rotary project, this organisation is usually one of the first teams on the ground when a disaster occurs.
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