Cardiff St.David's Rotary Club

Chartered 18th October 1983
District 1150

 





Membership information
Uganda/Rotary Doctor Bank
 

 

Charity

or 'Service' as we Like to Call it!

 

In common with many other Rotary Clubs around the World Cardiff St.David's Rotary Club is active in Charity work, or as we prefer to call it 'Service'.

To that end, we raise money throughout the year, all of which is put into a Registered Charity (no. 1035725) which we operate responsibly, not just because of the legal requirements, but because that is how we want to operate.

We are all volunteers and therefore there are no charges for staff or administration.

In a number of cases we work with other Rotary Clubs in the area, and where possible source funding and support from other agencies, such as the Millenium Stadium Charitable Trust.

Our major charity focus is on the St.Mellons area of Cardiff, and amongst other activities, this year we will support:

  • the St.Mellons Community Education Centre for their Summer programme, and a range of particular activities that go towards the development of young people in the area. These activities range from courses in cookery to leadership programmes and sailing adventures.
    • In January 2008, for example, it is intended to fund and support a four week cookery course in association with St.Peters Restaurant in Roath;
    • In planning is a developmental course for young people through the medium of physical dance provided by the Earthfall Dance Company.

  • St.Mellons Church in Wales, Meadowlane, Oakfield, St.John Lloyd, Willowbrook and Bishop Childs schools.
    • Each school is supported in a way that meets its particular needs, and all six schools come together each year for a 'Kids Day Out' - to somewhere like the Rhondda Heritage Park.

  • National initiatives will also be supported on a local basis, such as the 'Homestart' scheme, those programmes that help Young Carers, and respite holidays for deserving families. One family has already been booked for a holiday in Barry this Summer.

Other local support will be given to:

  • The British Heart Foundation by taking part in their walk
  • Cancer Research Wales;
  • Radio Glamorgan - the sponsorship of hospital radio;
  • MENCAP by taking people to their Wednesday club;

Internationally we will support the Rotary Foundation, a major Worldwide charity which attracted some £60 million in donations in 2006 -7. Apart from contributing over £300 million to the eradication of polio since 1988, it operates educational scholarships and Group Study Exchange visits between different Countries. Our other international projects will include:

  • Shelter boxes, for rapid relief to people hit by catastrophes such as earthquakes
  • Water Aid
  • The Rotary Doctor Bank
  • Uganda Leprosy Centre Workshop