Jenni hands over to Karin and distributes another £10,000

Clitheor Rotary raised and distributed a record £30,000 during the last Rotary year.


Clitheroe Rotary Raises a record £30,000 for charity.

July 1st. is New Years Day in the world of Rotary International, when a new President is installed and in Clitheroe, when the outgoing President makes substantial charitable donations. Funds totalling over £30,000 have been generated in the last 12 months, a record amount for the club.

Outgoing President, Jenni Schumann, has been in post for two years as we went through uncharted territory with the pandemic. Jenni and her team have achieved much in her term as President, putting Rotary on the Ribble Valley community map, with initiatives such as organising  teams of Rotarians and supporters, who marshaled and continue to marshal, covid vaccination clinics at Clitheroe Health Centre and West Bradford Village Hall, during the filming of 'Greatest Days' and at various other community events.. Collecting around 90 tonnes of aid for Ukraine, with people queuing up to drop off goods, all of which went directly to Ukraine via International Aid Trust. Rotary also increased visibility by collecting unwanted goods on Clitheroe Market , by passing them onto organisations who support others around the world to establish small businesses, such as sewing machines to become a tailor, or tools to become a carpenter or engineer, providing computers to schools in Africa as well as supporting Marie Curie by collecting vast quantities of foil pill blister packs, from which the aluminium is separated from the plastic and sold on by Superdrug, to support Marie Curie. Anyone wishing to continue to donate blister packs, can now drop them off at the Rose and Crown, Castle Street, Clitheroe, during normal opening hours. Over 1,400 coats were collected last autumn at the Clitheroe collection point for Wrap Up East Lancashire. On the environment front, Rotarians and friend planted hundreds of trees at Highmoor and Waddow Hall together with tidying up several public gardens and collecting litter. 

As Jenni handed over her responsibilities to new President, Karin Wilson, she was able to make year end donations of over £10,000 to local and International charities in addition to donations made earlier in the year, generated by various fund raising activities, such as Clitheroe Castle Bonfire, street collections, Santa's Sleigh, Charity Golf Day, supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and East Lancs Hospice,  along with the Ukrainian relief fund and Shelterbox for areas hit by natural disasters. Thank you to all who have donated money or goods, we couldn't do it without your support.

Jenni did something new this year, by asking the community, via social media, for ideas for where funds should go?

Ideas came rolling in and cheques are going to 25 charities including:
Northwest Blood Bikes, Citizens Advice Bureau, Child Action Northwest, Church on the Street, Burnley, The Salvation Army, Georgia Fourie Butterfly Fund, Derian House, Space Centre, Preston, The Wish Centre, Young Minds, S.E.E.D. Operation Smile, N W Air Ambulance, Thomas and Nightsafe, Blackburn, Polio Plus, ARC Blackburn, BAGS for Strife, Barts Legacy, Rochdale, ELHT&Me, Burnley, Headway, Central Lancashire, RV Jazz and Blues Club, RV Crossroads Care, WWB Primary School, the Rotary Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jenni also presented two Clitheroe Rotarians with Paul Harris Sapphire pins. These went to Howard Blackburn and David Bleazard in recognition for the work they did, together with other Rotarians and friends, organising the Club's response to the Ukranian relief fund and the Clitheroe Market collection hub for unwanted goods going to a host of charities.Both Rotarians were gobsmacked and thanked the club for this prestigeous award.

Incoming President, Karin Wilson, said she and her team hope to continue the great work done by Jenni, Rotarians and friend of Rotary over the last two difficult years. Rotary is always looking for new ideas to help others, foster relationships with other organisations and welcome new members who would like to join in the fun and fellowship of Rotary.

Karin's first duty was to welcome two new members to Rotary. Ian Brown and partner Irene Bilsborough, we wish them well and look forward to working with them in the years ahead.

Jenni passed over her Presidential chain of office to Karin, who in tern welcomed Robert Irwin as her deputy and President Elect 2023 - 24.



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