Welcome to Farnham Rotary
FARNHAM ROTARY FUNDRAISING
This year, as always, young people figure highly in our activities.
We help with KIDS OUT day (an activity day organised for youngsters at Special Schools).
With the Rotary Club of Farnham Weyside we will again be running the local annual competition YOUTH SPEAKS (a competition for local schools to develop debating skills).
We run stalls at local charity events and fetes to raise both funds and our local profile.
Helping others while having fun is our aim.
WHEELCHAIR FOUNDATION UK
During the last Rotary year, we raised a total of £28,000 (£14,000 ourselves plus a matching grant of £14,000 from Rotary International. A total of 280 wheelchairs has been ordered and these will be delivered to the port of East London in South Africa for distribution in Lesotho, one of the poorest places in Africa. Rotarian Dr Ibby Ibrahim and his wife will help with the distribution which will take place in November 2007.
Our International Project this year is Rotary's Africa Hope. The philosophy of Hope is to transfer its recipients from a culture of dependency to one of self-reliance and independence. The purpose is to train young people to look after themselves and support their families. Hope gives them guidance, health education, help with school fees, books, pencils, uniforms etc. The Rotary Club of Farnham aims to raise £5,000 which together with a matching grant from Rotary International will yield £10,000.
The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice cares for patients with cancer, motor neurone disease and other teminal illnesses. Based in Farnham, the Hospice cares for patients from south-west Surrey and north-east Hampshire.
It costs £3.9 million a year - that's £10,000 a day - to run the Hospice and they rely on public donations to cover 84p of every £1 spent. The Hospice is not part of the NHS.