serving the communities of
Bingham, Cotgrave, Radcliffe-on-Trent
and the villages in The Vale
Registered charity number 1046617
The Vale of Belvoir
David Eldridge is our Community Services chairman & he & his committee recommend how we spend our charitable funds locally . We aim to spend at least 60% of all funds raised, in the local area and at Club Assembly (a night when we identify plans for the coming Rotary Year) Dave outlined his proposed expenditure for the year 2016 - 17
We will continue with the successes of the Memory Cafe in Cotgrave, established on the last Thursday of every month, which goes from strength to strength. We will be looking to assist with a shorter programme at Dove Hospice and will review its continued viability once it thas been running for some time
This year we are looking to support the newly formed Trent First Responders in their attempts to train and kit out new volunteers
We will also be continuing some of our more successful projects, like the Community fund where we donate grants to individuals and organisations up to £250 a time, to the total of £2,000.
Other ongoing projects are:
Four hundred and forty Dictionaries 4 Life: have once again been distributed to 11 local schools. These illustrated dictionaries are for the year 6 children to keep and help with their literacy throughout their academic life.
Fairs and Gala’s:- Club members made their present felt with Splat the Rat and other games on their Summer stalls in Bingham, Radcliffe, East Bridgford and Cotgrave. We are looking forward to the Bingham Christmas Fair and our Annual Christmas Float.
This year we are looking to establish a new project “Kids In”. This is aimed at Ash Lea Community Special School in Cotgrave and our aspiration is, working alongside teaching staff, to take in educational “entertainment “for a full day. This will be aimed at all children and will be fully inclusive.
Donations: - The club will , once again , make donations to Air Ambulance and Life Education Caravan (the Rotary caravan visits schools with a qualified teacher on board to educate children to the harmful effects of drugs),
We had a successful “litter pick” in Cotgrave and in 2016 we hope to have a couple more in Radcliffe & Bingham
A new venture, aimed at helping in schools with children’s reading skills, is currently being discussed with local primary schools
On 20th October we made a donation of £1,150 to Trent First Responders to buy equipment for an additional volunteer. This year (January to October) the group of 19 volunteers have put in 3600 hours and responded to 934 incidents including 33 cardiac arrests, 36 strokes, 139 falls, 120 breathing problems, 88 incidents of fainting (unconsciouness), 41 convulsions, 27 traumas & 12 incidents involving diabetics.