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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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St Peter’s Primary School

We have developed a link with St. Peter’s Primary School in Burmantofts, a school offering an “outstanding education” (OFSTED) to 242 children in a catchment area of 85.5% black, immigrant housing and where 37% of the children have English as a foreign language. Liz Holliday, Headteacher, spoke at a lunchtime meeting, following which 15 glockenspiels …

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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 the Metropolitan University). She sold her home and possessions in 1982 to work relentlessly and …

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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  – …

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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 …

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Mercy Ships

Rotary supports Mercy Ships Mercy ships is a charity in its own right. The aim is to provide specialist medical teams and services that can be reached by ship. This is a huge number in Africa and India We support these aims and efforts and are pleased to do so. See www.mercyships.org/  

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Refugees in Crisis

Click on the file name below to download   How can you help with the refugee crisis

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