CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

Fundraising in the community

 
Winchcombe Rotary Trust Fund CIO is a registered charity number 1184913
The Club's Charitable activities involve a wide range of fundraising which in turn allows us to support charities and needy causes with links to the local community. Members also provide non-financial support to local projects and initiatives.

Fundraising

 

The Club is involved with a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year which includes a 100 Club Lottery and ad hoc fundraising activities including Concerts, Santa's Sleigh, Quiz nights, Static Bikeathon etc. Often these events are run for a specific charity.

Our major fundraiser is the Classics at Prescott Hill Climb event. This is held annually at the Bugatti Owners' Club at Prescott, Cheltenham. Classic Car owners have the opportunity to drive the famous hill and have a day socialising with like minded car enthusiasts.

This event, initially run by The Rotary Club of Cheltenham Cleeve Vale, has been in existence for 19 years, with only the 2020 event being missed due to the pandemic. During this time the event has raised over £330,000 for Rotary supported charities.  Winchcombe Rotary Club became involved in 2018 and took over the running of the event in 2020.

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Community Projects

 

Members are involved in a variety of Community projects including:

  • ​Decorating Winchcombe with Christmas trees 

  • Taking Santa on his Sleigh around the streets of Winchcombe, entertaining the children and raising money for charity

  • Providing and Planting trees in the new Cemetery

  • Planting Crocuses as part of Purple4Polio awareness

  • Spring and Autumn ground maintenance at St Peters Church

  • Maintenance of a floral display in a planter in the centre of the Town.

  • Food collections and fund raising for the North Cotswold Food Bank

  • Stewarding vaccination clinics at Winchcombe Medical Centre

  • Participation in the Great British Clean up and the Winchcombe Spring Clean.

  • Supporting Lend with Care

Charitable Donations

 

The Charitable Funds Advisory Committee meets every 3 months and reviews all Charitable applications and makes recommendations to the club members who make the final decision on funding.

The policy of the club is to give priority to

  • Humanitarian needs

  • Charitable and Public Organisations rather than individuals

  • Projects where our contribution can make a significant difference

  • Local and national/international needs with local connection and Rotary Charities.
     

If you wish to see the full policy document click here.

 

If you would like to apply for funding then an application should be submitted to the Charitable Fund Advisory Committee Chair.  To download the application form click here. 


Rotary becomes Sponsor of the Dance with Parkinson's programme at BeSocial at the Centre.
We are pleased to announce that Winchcombe Rotary Club have become sponsors of the Dance with Parkinson's programme run by BeSocial in Winchcombe.  Dance for Parkinson's is a national programme of high-quality dance activities for people with Parkinson's, their carers, their family members and their friends. Weekly dance classes provide a creative and artistic opportunity for participants within a supportive and social  
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Recent charitable donations include:

  • £750 to Pakistan Disaster Emergency Committee as a contribution to Rotary International aid programme.

  • £220 to Winchcombe Hub for Ukraine - School uniform for Ukrainian family in Winchcombe.

  • £1600 grant to Severn Area Rescue Association to purchase new scoop stretchers

  • £1500 for sponsorship of Winchcombe Festival of Youth 2022.

  • £325 each to Alzheimer's Society and BeSocial following Quiz Night fundraiser.

  • £5000 for sponsorship of 'Dancing with Parkinson's' programme at BeSocial Winchcombe. (First of two donations)

  • £800 to Winchcombe Town Youth Football Club

  • £80 to Winchcombe Medical Centre Women's Health Event.

  • £1600 to Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee from a collection at the local Co-op.

  • £500 to Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee from the Clubs Charity Fund.

  • £320 to Churches in Winchcombe to fund first print run of Winchcombe Health and Wellbeing Guide.

  • £800 to Winchcombe Football Club to help player development

  • £200 to Legs for Africa

  • £2250 to West Midlands Ambulance service to provide Bleed Control and CPR training at Winchcombe School as part of their "Sky Champs" programme.

  • £1000 to the Trussell Trust as a contribution towards the running
    costs of the North Cotswold Food Bank.

  • £500 to Shelterbox to provide emergency shelter and provisions
    to a family following the Haiti earthquake.

  • £380 to Winchcombe Cricket Club to provide new practise nets.

  • £200 to Rotary District Appeal to provide Oxygen Concentrators in partnership with The Rotary Club of Pune in India.

  • £1000 to Winchcombe Town Trust as a contribution towards the
    repair of the museum ceiling.

  • £275 to Brain Tumour Research (Rotary International Charity)

  • £1200 to the fund purchase of Rapid Infuser at Sue Ryder, Leckhampton Court.

We also make a monthly payment to an Orphanage in Honduras to help with routine running costs.

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