2023 - June to December Achievements

Some of the club achievements.


Some of the Great things we have achieved during the period July 2023 to December 2023.

Locally

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.

Nationally

We raised £1500 for Children in Need.


Internationally

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.

General

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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Goods being presented to the Gingerbread Charity by Club member Jan.

The club supported the Gingerbread Charity by presenting the charity with much needed products.

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Bone Injection Guns being delivered to the hospital in Kyiv which will be used on the front line.

Bone Injection Guns being delivered to the hospital in Kyiv.

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Mary's Challenge for the Samaritans.

Club member Mary is undertaking the Samaritans Challenge in November and will be walking 50miles with her beloved dog.

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Lets have fun whenever we can.

Joining the world's largest service organisation.

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Some of the club achievements.

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Schedule for Santa collections.

Our schedule for 2023 Christmas collections.

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Sponsored Walk Poster

On the 30th June 2024 the club will be organising a sponsored walk in Longton Park in support of Armed Forces Day and other charities.

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Generator donated by the club.

Following a request from Ukraine we have launched a Generator Appeal.

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Tesco Christ mas Collections

Tesco Christmas Collections 2023

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Some of the great things we have done as a club.

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Thuleleni  has her own child with Down Syndrome and hopes to set up an educational facility in her community for disabled children aged 1-5.

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.

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You can pay your registration fee by going to http://justgiving.com/campaign/sponsoredwalk25thJune

On the 25th June as part of the Armed Forces Day we will be organising a sponsored walk, There will be a £2 registration fee. Your sponsor money can go to a charity of your choice.

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The club's amazing support for Ukraine being handed over by club members.

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President Brian handing over to incoming President Peter.

On the 3rd July 2023 saw the end of the Rotary year 2022/23 and the start of the new Rotary year 2023/24.

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Every 2 weeks we collect food donations for Foodbank. Donations are delivered to the Foodbank distribution centre in Blurton. 
Last week we did a special run and collected 170 Eggs. A massive thank you to Tesco Meir Park, Club members and friends.

An update of food donations by the club over several years in support of the Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank.

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President Peter welcoming new member Sue to the club.

More new members joining the club.

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Foundation of the Club - February, 1988.

Historic documents which have recently been located.

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Supporting the community in Kenya

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.

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A Global grant of $40,000USD delivering phonics training to 2400 Children and 48 teachers over 2 years in 6 schools in economically poor communities in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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.

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A member of the local village with just 2 of the flock.

The village of Monze in Zambia now have a flock of 100 chickens.

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The club has funded this sustainable project funding the purchase of chickens and housing for the chickens which will allow the school to sell eggs in the local market.

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