Some of the Great things we have achieved during the period July 2023 to December 2023.
The Club obtained £2,200 from the Rotary District fund for Caversmill Theatre Group.
With the support of the Six Towns Rotary club, the club obtained £2,400 for Alexandra School in Normacot.
The club has funded educational trips for over 200 children from our local schools to the Apedale mining museum and country park.
The club launched an appeal for toys and clothing for the High Peak baby bank.
The club donated £400 to the Meir Matters community group for timber and craft materials for their project groups.
Several volunteers every week help children with their reading at the Grange Primary Academy in Meir.
We have collected and donated clothes for the Mind charity shop in Longton.
At every meeting members donate food to the local Food Bank in Blurton.
We raised £250 for Pick Sisters and Misters cancer support group based in Meir.
We provided football strips for Blythe Bridge football club.
We have donated hundreds of books for the Books for Home project which gives books to local schools.
This Christmas we have a Tree of Light at the Blythe centre to raise funds for the Douglas McMillan hospice and for local schools. It started as a small project but now over 1000 baubles have been decorated by local children at four schools.
We provide Santas at various schools, at the Blythe Centre and at Barlaston Village Hall.
We raised £1500 for Children in Need.
Donation of £1,000 to the HUGS Uganda charity.
Our Lend with Care project continues to thrive with over £3,000 being used to support small entrepreneurs across the world.
We continue to support and donate funds to our own charity Rotary - Foundation to eradicate Polio from the world.
For the past three years we have sponsored a young lady in South Africa to qualify as a Special Needs teacher. Just last month she successfully completed the course, something that will change her life and the lives of many others.
We are currently involved with a Rotary club in the Lake District to provide a water borehole in the Monza District of Zambia and we have committed £1500 to that project with a further £1000 committed to provide a district grant for Meir Matters.
We launched an appeal for generators for Ukraine a total of six have been collected and are now in Ukraine.
We are always pleased to welcome new members and in the last 6 months we have welcomed new member Sue to the club.
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Our funding for 2023 enabled Thuleleni to achieve her qualification to a National Diploma in Early Childhood Development. She now has a recognised qualification for teaching children from birth to five and hopes to get a teaching role very soon.more
The Rotary Clubs of Blythe Bridge,Stone, Wednesbury and Willenhall joined together to provide 300 Primary School Children. This is often the only meal each day. The cost of the meals is £575 a month and they now will be fed for the next four months.more
This joint venture between the Rotary Club of Blythe Bridge & District, Rotary Club Pinetown South Africa District, Bolton Daybreak Club (UK) and the Rotary Club of Salem Massachusetts USA District.more