Raising Funds for local & International charities

by Rotary Club of Billericay
Raising Funds for local & International charities

Project Report | Jun 29, 2024
Donations Made Since Our March Report

By Les Sheppard | Community Service Chairman, Billericay Rotary Club

KidsOut - Two at a time - twice the fun!
KidsOut - Two at a time - twice the fun!

Thank you once again for your continued support for this GlobalGiving project. It is one of the various ways we raise money for our Benevolent Fund, from which we are able to support deserving local, national and international causes.

Helped by the generosity of you, our GlobalGiving supporters, since our last report in March we have made the following donations from our Benevolent Fund:

  • £872 to help provide a computer suite for a school in Madagascar. This is a project created by the Rotary Club of Alba, Italy, one of six Rotary Clubs in our ‘Double Triangular’ friendship group. All six clubs have made donations to this project and together we have provided a computer suite, powered by solar panels, for a school in Vohimasina village, Madagascar.
  • £1,482 to fund a KidsOut outing. We hired a coach to take 42 children from Thriftwood (a school for children with moderate learning difficulties) to Old MacDonalds Farm and Fun Park for an exciting day out. This was our Club’s contribution to National Rotary KidsOut Day. Last year over 20,000 disadvantaged children nationally were taken out by over 2,300 Rotary volunteers.
  • £511 to sponsor Kenyan children through Secondary Education. This is a follow-on from our project providing borewells to schools in Kenya. We have agreed to sponsor three bright children from poor families through Secondary Education (which is not free in Kenya), enabling them eventually to get better paid jobs and thus help their families out of poverty. Without this support these children would have to leave school at the end of their primary education and be limited to poorly paid jobs. This donation funds the first year and we will repeat this for the remaining three years of their Secondary Education.
  • £1,817 to the Rotary Foundation, This is our Club’s annual donation to Rotary’s own charity, which each year provides grants to Rotary-led projects all over the world. Since it was founded, more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Each member of our club donates £6.50 per month which enables us to make a donation at the end of each year of $100 per member.

 Thank you once again for your continued support.

KidsOut - Observing the Piglets
KidsOut - Observing the Piglets
KidsOut - the Wacky Tractor Ride
KidsOut - the Wacky Tractor Ride
Award to Club for our Rotary Foundation Donations
Award to Club for our Rotary Foundation Donations

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Rotary Club of Billericay

Location: Billericay, Essex - United Kingdom
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Les Sheppard
Billericay , Essex United Kingdom

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