The members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill have, for some time, been aware of the situation in local schools where, in spite of the Government scheme to distribute computers to schools, there were some schools still suffering a shortage of computers. John Fairweather, Community and Vocational Committee Chairman, conducted a survey of local schools and determined that two schools, Glebe Primary School and Grove Wood Primary School indicated that they had a need of a number of laptops.
The club had investigated a collection and re-cycling schemes but was not able to source the required computers quickly enough to satisfy the immediate need. The members of the club, therefore, took the decision to fund the purchase of the laptops from club funds.
The first of the computers were delivered to the grateful recipients at Glebe Primary School by Rotarian Eric Skinner on Thursday 11th February.
Head Teacher, Nichola Bache, expressed her gratitude for the donation and explained that the school had received 18 computers through the Government scheme but, as the school has 104 pupils, there was still a substantial shortfall that was limiting access to home schooling for some of the pupils.Nichola was certain that the extra computers would make a massive difference to the pupils concerned and, when the current crisis is resolved, the computers will be returned to the school where they can be used for the benefit of all the children.
more In response to an appeal by Mid & South Essex Hospitals Charity, the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill have donated £180 to buy two boxes of wedding accessories that turn wedding ceremonies in hospital into a memorable occasion.
more Another 42 bikes collected brings the total so far to 805 bikes!
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill presents Southend's Homeless Charity, HARP with a cheque from the proceeds of the club’s Charity Golf Tournament
more Our 16th collection of bikes for Re~Cycle makes a total of 725 bikes collected so far and yet still more to come!
more Jackie's bicycle deliveries continue....
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill has donated a total of £1,500 to help ease the suffering of the victims of the war in Ukraine
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill is very pleased to have been able to help Plumberow Academy’s PTA with a donation of a storage box for their “pre-loved” uniforms collection
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill makes it 601 bikes for Africa
more Our collection of bikes for Africa reaches the landmark of over 500 bikes collected, enough to fill one shipping container!
more President of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill, Dr. Geoff Kittle presented two laptops to the pupils of Grove Wood Primary School.
more Yet another (the 9th) collection of bikes for Re~Cycle, which makes over 500 bikes collected
more The members of the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill were each asked to nominate a charity for the club to donate £100 in their name from the funds raised by the club. As a result, a total of £2,700 has been donated among 20 charities. See details below.
more The Club helps Camp Jojo with a £1,000 donation
more Our donation towards the costs of maintaining the caring, essential service that Havens Hospices provide.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill donates to local food banks
more Since former President, Jackie Wellman’s, initial bicycle collection staged just after total lock-down eased on 2nd June when she and Rtn. Sertac Yilmaz collected 40 bikes and 42 on the following day, the project has gone from strength to strength.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill collects 82 bicycles for re-cycle
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill donates to The Danny Green Fund
more The members 0f the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill, having been made aware of the good work being carried out by the Rawreth Riding for the Disabled Association by their Community and Vocational Chairman, Alan Buxton, voted to make a donation to the charity
more When the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill were approached by the Grange Parent and Toddler Group regarding a contribution towards funding a much needed storage box for their outdoor toys the club was pleased to be able to totally fund the box
more At a recent meeting, we were entertained by David Stanley and the members of the Southend Music Man Project. At the conclusion of their performance Senior Vice-President Jackie Wellman presented the Project members with a cheque for £3000
more At the club’s Monday meeting, Katie Packard, a student at Southampton University, visited the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill to describe her vision of helping school children in Uganda by building playgrounds
more Hannah Kittle ran the London Marathon to raise money for the paediatric intensive care unit at St. George’s Hospital, London to thank the doctors and nurses who saved her baby’s life
more We we wonderfully entertained at our meeting on 27th November 2017 by some of the students from the Music Man Project and after dinner we were given a truly inspirational talk by David Stanley, their founder.
more The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill took the opportunity of the visit of District 1240’s District Governor, Nick Sillitoe to present him with a cheque for £600 in aid of BuildAid, one of his nominated charities.
more Rayleigh CAB volunteers Sue Murray and Gordon Raymer were on hand to take delivery of a new computer donated by the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill.
more Mica Day, representative of Southend Hospital, receives cheque for Â£2000 from our club.
more President Bill Farmer presents a cheque for Â£250 to Carol Warren, the manager of the Hockley and Hawkwell over 55's Club
more Following a performance by the Mushroom Theatre Company at the Rayleigh Mill Rotary Club, members Dave Jarvis, MD of Essex Civil Engineering, and Howard Pannell, MD of Pannell Development, donated Â£1,000 to the Equal Performing Arts charity.
more RNLI representative Terry Sheppard is presented with a cheque for Â£2,000 from Past President Alec Banyard.
more Great team effort raises Â£4000 for local MS Society and Parkinson's UK Support Group
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