A York-based organic nursery and craft workshop is providing a safe and secure community working environment for those with learning difficulties.
The second phase, subject to a joint grant bid by the three York clubs to the Yorkshire Rotary district, will provide further funding to supply and erect an all-weather marquee to cover this area. This will enable activities to be moved from cramped space in existing buildings to the new outdoor facility, which will be a Covid-secure area, thus freeing up internal space for further educational and sales opportunities.
Rotary York Ainsty’s contribution to the project will be £700 and the other two clubs have promised similar funding.
This initiative is just the latest in a long line of community-based projects undertaken by Rotary York Ainsty (RYA) in the area. Others include help and support for Door 84 Centre for Youth, SpecSort, York Cancer Care Garden, ToyLikeMe, York Masters Boxing at Redness Street, York (Salvation Army) and many, many more. Details of any of these projects can be obtained from the contact details below or by accessing the RYA web pages… www.tinyurl.com/RotaryYorkAinsty
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The highly-regarded SpecSort initiative - a flagship project of Rotary York Ainsty - is expanding its sphere of operation by delivering sorted and graded pre-owned glasses to more countries across the globe.more
A 'Signature' project for Rotary York Ainsty. Members collect glasses from opticians then sort and grade them, before taking to Africa. RUTH PEROTT awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's honours. Link: https://tinyurl.com/MBESpecSortmore
York optometrist Ruth Perrott was honoured with the award of an MBE in the Queen's New Year's 2021 list for her work in supporting visually impaired patients in Africa. She recently attended a ceremony where she received her award from Prince William.more
Sow, Grow and Share is now an over-arching title which encompasses the various diverse initiatives including Rotary York Ainsty providing growing kits to produce fresh food for participants in the York locale.more
Eco Angels is a Rotary York Ainsty (RYA) initiative that aims to transform waste plastic into attractive Angels. For a voluntary donation to the Yorkits project (which helps to change lives) RYA is providing basic armature shaped kits.more
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organised by Rotary clubs and districts where teenagers develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.more
York school pupils aimed for top marks in ingenuity as they swapped their classroom for a design and construction challenge - the RiY Technology Tournament, which was held at the international headquarters of Portakabin, in Huntington, York.more