Rotary Club of Exmoor

Exmoor Rotary: Charities

The money the club raises is given to a range of different charities, some local, some further afield. The charity which we support the most is the Children's Hospice South West based near Barnstaple and over the years we have raised over £100,000 for them.

During the Rotary Year 2014/15 the money we have raised has been distributed to the following charities and organisations:

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE SOUTH WEST 5850
SHELTERBOX      3168
MUSGROVE LEUKAEMIA FUND 2045
EXMOOR SEARCH & RESCUE 1130
BAMPTON SCOUT BUS          1000
CALVERT TRUST  320
POLIO ERADICATION WORLDWIDE 550
AIR AMBULANCE 300
DEVON FREEWHEELERS        150
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION 100
EPILEPSY 100
BAMPTON SCHOOL PTA         200
BAMPTON CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY 200
BAMPTON FEST BANNERS 250
DULVERTON CHURCH FETE   100
DULVERTON GARDENING CLUB 50
OTHER CHARITIES 675
TOTAL: £16,200

 

Below are some information about some of the charities we have supported.

If you feel that you can help us raise money for any of these charities, please get in touch.

TSUNAMI APPEAL

 

This appeal in 2005 generated more money in a shorter time than anything in Rotary's 100 years' history. Money raised in a few weeks was £6,896, mostly from donations and collecting boxes in Bampton, Oakford, and Dulverton. A very special event was the first Community Sunday Lunch.

Link to Children's Hospice SW site

Children's Hospice South West is a very special charity, supporting as it does children who are terminally ill and their parents. Since starting supporting CHSW some years ago, we have raised over £100,000 for them.
Pictures taken during our club visit can be seen here.

Link to information on Rotary Polio Plus POLIO PLUS

This is a Rotary incentive working towards the eradication of polio world-wide in conjunction with partner agencies such as UNICEF. Impossible you may think - but it has very nearly been achieved. There were 350,000 cases of polio worldwide in 1988, and fewer than 600 in 2001. But the last few countries are the most difficult to reach. More information.

ROTARY FOUNDATION

"The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs." Polio Plus is one of Foundation's projects.

Link to information on Rotary Project WaterAid WATER-AID

This is an initiative started by RIBI for Water-Aid in Tanzania. Over 2.4 billion people in the world are without access to safe water - help Rotary to give 21,000 people in Tanzania safe water.

Shelterbox info. SHELTERBOX

The club has now funded over 70 Shelterboxes. To find out more, click on the ShelterBox button on the left.

Aquabox info.

The club sent an Aquabox to the Sudan Darfur appeal. Aquaboxes provide safe drinking water and welfare aid items in the aftermath of man-made or natural disasters.

Calvert Trust Exmoor

The Calvert Trust has benefitted from money we have made from our involvement with Ironman. For more about this inspiring local organisation, see their web-site.