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Our Charity Partners

Thank you for supporting us and our Charity Partners

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Message from our President

Since we started, our success in helping the community has been made possible thanks to people just like you. With your generous contribution, no matter how great or small, we are able to truly make a difference. We are grateful for any help you can provide, and guarantee it will change lives for the better. This year's charity partners are listed below, and we allocate contributions to these organisations depending on the greatest need.

For 2021 we have supported the following charities with your donations and various fundraising though our events.

Leukaemia Educating & Fundraising

LEAF is a local (Wimborne) charity that supports patients and families that are affected by blood borne cancers such as Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma.  Each and every support package that LEAF provides is based on initial and ongoing assessments to provide the best opportunity for support possible. LEAF has delivered both direct support to individuals and families, as well as providing equipment to Dorset Cancer Centre, and providing essential blood cancer related training for local nurses for the last 10 years.

Polio Plus

PolioPlus is Rotary International’s campaign to rid the world of polio.  Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 20 in 2017, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated.  Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children worldwide. In addition, Rotary's advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $10 billion to the effort.

Steve Barnard Foundation

The foundation was set up in memory of the affectionately named Stevie B following his tragic passing in a car accident in November 2005. Following his death, his family and friends were inundated with support and donations. It seemed right, even in the earliest stages that these funds should go to that which Steve loved best, Sport.  

Forest Holme Hospice

Part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was set up to fundraise for the new specialist palliative care unit. Over the years the Charity has been committed to funding additional nursing staff for the inpatient ward, two counsellors to provide psychological support to patients and their families, a variety of complementary therapies, medical equipment and practical fixtures and fittings to make the Hospice a more homely environment.

Honeypot Children’s Charity

The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn. We are proud to be the only charity in the UK offering consistent support throughout childhood; from the age of 5 until a child’s 12th birthday.

Ferndown Stroke Club

Part of the national Stroke Association charity the Ferndown Stroke Club welcomes new members and offers a range of activities including speakers, outings and games.  The club is a growing support group for stroke survivors and their carers, which as well as offering support, offers friendship and challenges, aiding stroke recovery and improving the well-being of all members and volunteers.  The group runs on the third Wednesday of the month.

Rotary Foundation UK

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own charity and in 2016/17 it will be celebrating its centennial anniversary. Former Rotary International President Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to ‘Doing Good In The World’ planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917.

That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe over the decades. Over the last 100 years, the Foundation has spent over $3 billion on humanitarian programmes across the world. This includes spearheading the movement to eradicate polio across the world, as well as facilitating projects which address Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.

Montacute School

Montacute is a specialist school for children and young people who have Complex Learning Difficulties or Disabilities (CLDD). This means that pupils usually have more than one part of themselves that affects their ability to learn. These parts interact with each other to create a unique picture in terms of their individual learning needs and abilities. People with CLDD are unlikely to fit into a ready–made learning framework, and need a very personalised learning pathway put together for them. At Montacute, they have skilled staff with different types of expertise who can collaborate together so that they can support hat pupil.

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