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Annual Collections

We hold an annual Daffodil collection on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care outside Sainsbury’s, Headingley, in March. Our annual Christmas collection outside Sainsbury’s, Moortown, benefits local charities. Click on any of the recipients below to see what useful work is being done. Wheatfields Sue Ryder Care Leeds Foodbanks St Gemma’s Hospice St George’s Crypt …

Aqua boxes

Disasters come in many forms – earthquake; cyclone; flood; refugee displacement – but all share a common factor. The most urgent single problem facing the relief agencies is the provision of a supply of safe drinking-water. In some cases, it may be possible for the relief agencies to supply water from outside the affected area. …

Caring for Life

We became involved with Caring For Life when Esther Smith came to speak to Headingley Rotary in 2000. She, with Peter Parkinson, a Baptist minister, had set up an organisation in 1987 to support and give a permanent home to young people who had been abused, were destitute or living on the streets. To begin …

Leeds Foodbanks

We expect that most folk are aware of the increasing demand for emergency foodstuffs as the economic situation in the UK has deteriorated.  Local churches and other voluntary organisations have been seeking to meet this need in all sorts of ways, but increasingly it has been seen that a less ad-hoc policy is needed, particularly …

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, Leeds

The Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, St. James’s Hospital was our previous President’s Charity for which almost £6,000 was raised. The topping-out ceremony to mark the completion of the impressive building shell took place in November 2018 and was attended by representatives from our Club. The facility – so needed when 55 people a day are …

Marie Curie Cancer Care

We hold an annual Daffodil collection on behalf of Marie Curie Cancer Care outside Sainsbury’s, Headingley, in March. I am not sure whether it is the enormous smiles of our fourteen collectors  or, more likely, the silly hats that tickle the generous impulse of the good folk of Headingley. This year (2015) our base was …

Polio Plus

In 1985 Rotary began a project to rid the world of Poliomyelitis.  The older generation will recall the rows of Iron Lungs and the badly affected children aswell as many deaths. We have the vaccine that works for now. However the longer poloio stays around the more likely it is to develop vaccine resistant strains …

Sand Dams

THE SAND DAM PROJECT District 1040 are currently accumulating funds for the creation of several Sand Dams in Africa. Sand Dams are a novel but effective low-tech means of collecting and storing water in areas which experience flash flooding in otherwise arid areas. The process is remarkably simple, requiring the construction of a concrete dam …

Shelter Boxes

After the Philippines Typhoon Disaster, the club raised enough funds to purchase two Shelter Boxes (like the one shown here) for the relief effort in the area.

St Peter’s Primary School

2018 Our involvement with the school has grown over the last eight years and three members take their role as governors very seriously. Members spend many hours in the school undertaking a number of jobs including listening to children read, (the library has been reorganised this year), helping in the school garden (a new greenhouse …

St Vincent’s Support Centre, Leeds

This is our President’s Charity for 2018-19. In November nearly 100 people came together to enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and brain teasing and together raised the princely sum of £1,200 for St Vincent’s. Based in East Leeds, St Vincent’s is dedicated to changing lives of families living in poverty across Leeds through advice, …

Sylvia Wright Trust

Sylvia Wright trained as a nurse at Leeds General Infirmary and after a spell as a Senior Nursing Officer looking after Community Health in the inner city in Leeds, she became a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Becket University). She sold her home and possessions in 1982 to work relentlessly and …

Technology Challenge

Many members of the club have a long experience in industry and of the skills needed to survive in today’s competitive market. Many had been exposed to having to make things for themselves as specialist shops did not exist – even DIY was unknown as such. As a consequence the country benefited from the skills developed  – …

Young Writer’s Competition

President Drew Dodds and Competition organiser, Chris Walbank, were welcomed by Head teacher, Mr Aiden Duffy, to a morning assembly at Holy Name Catholic Primary School on the last day of January 2012 to present certificates of achievement to four students in Mrs Waugh’s Year 5. Each student had been selected to represent the School …