Members of the Rotary Club of Armagh will be walking at least 10,000 steps over the weekend of 5th and 6th December with President Ian hoping to do 50,000 in that period with the aim of raising much needed funds for 4 local Charities whose work has been substantially affected by COVID 19. Each club member has been asked to do this physical task as they spend more time at home. Through sponsorship and other donations our Rotarians are determined to reduce the gaps in funding.
Armagh Foodbank was opened in 2019. 892 three day emergency food supplies were given to people in crisis last year. These numbers have dramatically increased in 2020. Action Cancer was started almost 50 years ago. Due to the current climate, donations have been dramatically reduced. 100,000 is needed for Action Cancer to continue its services. Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and Community First Responders have had to cancel many fundraising events because of public safety.
Armagh Foodbank will be able to provide more emergency food parcels to those in need. Action Cancer will be able to continue to offer health checks (4,000 annually) and digital breast screenings (5,000 annually). Air Ambulance Northern Ireland will be able to provide a helicopter with a pilot, doctor and paramedic, 365 days a year for 12 hours a day. The Community First Responders will continue to give First Aid, CPR and defibrillation to those suffering life threatening conditions.
Up to 1000 families in the Armagh area will be able to access emergency food supplies. Action Cancer hope to prevent up to 50% of certain cancers because of early detection and prevention methods. Air Ambulance Northern Ireland will continue to access patients in twenty five minutes. If a patient reaches a hospital within 60 minutes of their injury this increases chances of survival. The First Responders will be to assist critical patients in less than 8 minutes before the arrival of ambulances.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).