From its inception in 1970 the supporting the Community has been at the heart of the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North.
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
The Salvation Army
STARS (Sexual Trauma Support Group)
Life Education Wessex
Bearwood Primary School
Glenmoor & Winton Schools for the “Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme”