Students: The Rotary Club

Updated: Wed 25 Jan 2017   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

The Bulmershe Rotary club is a non-profit organisation that consists of voluntary 6th formers who want to help the local society by organising different events that aim to raise money for local charities. Last year the Rotary Club held a multitude of fund raising events that raised a total of £1165.

In September we held two events, the food bank and a non-school uniform day. In both events we raised a large amount of food and money. With the food bank we raised 428 items of food that went to the Woodley food bank, where people less fortunate can collect food that they would otherwise not be able to buy. The non-school uniform day raised £500, which was distributed; £300 which will be used to buy equipment for the Bulmershe Duke of Edinburgh activities, £150 to Sebastian’s Action Trust which helps the dreams of seriously ill children come true and £150 to The Reading Deaf Association which, through community events, helps support families of sufferers of deafness. The Bulmershe Rotary Club gave an additional £50 to the charities to show our support for their aims.

On the week before Remembrance Day we sold poppies in school to raise funds to help veterans – past and present – who suffer from traumatic experiences. We also showed our support  by sending representatives to the Woodley Remembrance ceremony, laying poppies wreaths at the base of the memorial in Woodford Park to remember those who fought and died for our country. There is also a candy cane sale planned to raise money for Cross Roads, a charity which helps young carers.

The Rotary Club is currently undertaking a new idea that Rotary Club governors introduced to us, which will mean we will become one of 5 test clubs. This idea consists of participants of the club undertaking large projects which showcase their skills as organisers and leaders. In return, if the project is a success, they will receive ILM rewards and UCAS points which will help with applications to their desired University.

We aim to beat our total of £1165 last year and we are proud to announce that we are close to beating it already.

Thank you for all your support, and your continued support this year.

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