Community

From its inception in 1970 the supporting the Community has been at the heart of the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North.

President John (Left) and Malcolm deliver a essential supplies to the Kinson Food Bank

Whilst we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country there are still so many, who, through no fault of their own are struggling to get along in these complicated and sometimes difficult times. The elderly, children, the disabled, the homeless, the abused, the mentally ill etc. Those who have fallen on hard times, or who have been dealt a less than perfect hand by society or even by mother nature.

During those fifty plus years the club has been proud to have raised and donated hundreds of thousands of pounds for our local community. Our members will tell you that the process of raising money and the benefits of being able to help others less fortunate than ourselves provides a great deal of satisfaction in the knowledge that we are making a difference.

And it doesn’t stop there. Whilst raising and donating money is brilliant, there have been many occasions when our assistance at events have also gone a long way to provide that little bit of extra help when needed.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

During the time of the Covid Pandemic there have been so many restrictions on normal life which has inevitably limited what clubs and organisations like Bournemouth North can reasonably do to continue to provide assistance where it is needed. However, during 2020 -21 the club has been pleased to still be able to provide a degree of assistance to many, including the following –

Kinson Food Bank

Macmillan Caring Locally

RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award Scheme

The Dorset Children’s Foundation

Bournemouth Hospital Charity

Cherry Tree Garden Nursery

Mosaic – Supporting Bereaved Children in Dorset

Bournemouth Women’s Refuge

Young Mothers Support Group

Home Start

The Salvation Army

STARS (Sexual Trauma Support Group)

Life Education Wessex

Bearwood Primary School

Glenmoor & Winton Schools for the “Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme”

In 2014 Conner Burns MP joined us for what was to be a bumper year