Supporting local and global charities

The Rotary motto of "service above self" means we support charitable work at home and abroad.

The Club has supported a wide variety of good causes over its 35 year history, including Rotary's own charity, the Rotary Foundation, which distributes funds to projects in many countries including here in Ireland. Its biggest endeavour has been to initiate the project to eliminate polio and then partner the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in working to achieve that objective which is now within a hairsbreadth of success.

The attached pages illustrate some of the charities which the Club has supported in recent times.

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Quizmaster Ronnie McClements asking the questions.

Fundraising Quiz

more The Club held a Fundraising Quiz in November in Helen's Bay Golf Club.

Lend With Care

more The Club has now been working with the charity Lend With Care to provide small loans for businesses in developing countries for over a year. As the loans are repaid the money is "recycled" out to other small businesses to provide some further capital.

Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army

more The annual Christmas carols with the Salvation Army raised a record sum.

Ronnie McClements (2nd left) the question master with, from left, Bill Aiken of Bangor Rotary Club, Greg McCourt,President of North Down and Steve Blayney, Chair of the organising committee.

Annual Quiz in aid of ORBIS

more The 2019 annual quiz in October raised more than £1000 for ORBIS

Mike Carson and Bertie Carson with one of the Bike Aid Africa staff at their refurbishment centre.

Bicycles for Africa

more The Club collects bicycles for Bike Aid Africa