Club achievements 19/20
Report on Service given and Charitable giving in Rotary Year 2019/20
Rotary Club of Bradford
Report on Service given donations made
in Rotary Year 2019/20
This is a provisional account of the service given and / or money distributed to charities (actually sent or approved by Club Council) by the 39 members of the Rotary Club of Bradford during the course of the Rotary year 2019/20 (1st July to 30th June inclusive).
The club raised over £10,000 this year from supermarket collections, social events, raffles, successful grant applications, other fundraising and members donations. Using this we have dispersed nearly £ 9,000, of which over 60 % went to Bradford charities.
(NB these are provisional figures, a full audited account will be produced later.)
Covid-19 Lockdown in March restricted our work especially with schools
Community, Youth, Vocational & Environmental Service work in Bradford
With the help of a successful bid for a Rotary District Grant we gave £2,000 to the charity ‘EMBRACE’- Child Victims of crime who have used this to support Bradford child victims.
Until Lockdown we maintained two Interact Clubs which introduce local schoolchildren to Rotary ideals and, with our Club’s participation and supervision, they also worked to help the community. They in turn gave service and raised funds which are not included here.
Again we sponsored young people from a local inner city secondary school to attend Rotary Youth Leadership schemes (Rotary Ocean Youth Trust and Rotary Youth Leadership Award schemes). In total three selected young people benefited from week long courses in learning self-reliance and leadership and were also introduced to the ideals of Rotary.
We helped organise events for schoolchildren to improve public speaking and cookery skills.
In short, we have therefore worked on an ongoing basis with three local schools.
We undertook 3 days (0900 -1800) of supermarket collections advertising the work of Rotary as well as collecting money.
We organised a Christmas Service in Bradford Cathedral for local service organisations and gave the £780 raised to the ecumenical work of the Cathedral in the community.
Environmental service included our own members maintaining a flower bed in Thornton, and obtaining pictures for the bereaved person’s waiting room at Bradford Coroner’s Court.
We again supported “Heaton Woods Trust”, and also the Wharfedale Fell and Cave Rescue organisations, the latter providing voluntary rescue services just north of our area.
Various individual community service acts were undertaken, in the name of Rotary by Club members during Covid-19 pandemic.
Financial support donated to community groups and charities working in Bradford:-
“EMBRACE – Child Victims of crime” (Bradford)£ 2,000
Bradford Cathedral Community work£ 780
Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank £ 500
BRI Leukaemia Fund and ‘Clown Doctors’ entertainment£ 400
Heaton Woods Trust – Children’s Play area£ 280
Local Hospices Bradford £ 200
Lord Mayors Appeal Charity£ 250
Bradford Disability games£ 200
Expenses running Young Chef & Youth Speaks competitions£ 195
Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue£ 175
Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue£ 175
Riding for the disabled£ 100
Bradford Grammar School Interact club charity fund£ 50
Allerton Parish Church£ 50
A total of £ 5,355
International Relief and development support
We have donated an emergency Shelter box Healthcare4all (Bradford Charity working in rural Pakistan)£ 1,000
Total £ 1,500
We have paid £1310 Rotary Foundation this year.
And a further £470 to the Polio Plus
Total Paid to Rotary Foundation£ 1,980
Overall Club financial support to all local and international charities
Grand Total £ 8,835*
* Figures to 10 June of 2020 – full year figures will be available from Club audited Accounts in the autumn.