ROTARY CLUB OF BANBRIDGE
PROJECTS FOR 2017-
The main fundraising event this Rotary year will be a major Charity Schools Concert on Thursday 5 March in the Iveagh Cinema. Nine schools from Banbridge district will be taking part, and The Southern Area Hospice, Newry is expected to be the main beneficiary..
We are also hosting a President's Charity night in the Belmont Hotel (date tba). The funds will be supporting, the Hospice, Shelterbox, Rombo in Kenya and Via Wings, a Woman's Charity in Dromore.
A street collection has been organised on 21 & 22 November for this excellent and worthy charity
RECYCLE FOR CHARITY
Do you throw away your old ink jet or laser printer cartridges or mobile phones?
Bring them to your Rotary Club and we'll ensure that they are recycled.
The Jack and Jill Children's' Foundation will benefit by £2.50 for every cartridge and £4.50 for every mobile phone we receive. The organisation helps babies born with severe developmental delay -
BIKES FOR AFRICA
We are also taking part in the Bikes for Africa project. Over 12 have already been collected and we hope to have 20 ready for general collection at the beginning of March. If you have any discarded bicycles in your garage, please contact us via Thompsons Tyres at 028 4064062 3670 or email@example.com. More information to be found by clicking the above link or on bikes4africa website via our links page.
We will continue with this flagship project which has done much to enhance the profile of the Club and of Rotary worldwide after recent earthquakes, tsunamis or wars in e.g. Haiti, Japan, Phillippines, Syria (see Club News page).
For more than a decade, we have been supporting a Radio Lifeline project in Africa. In Zambia alone, the education sector has suffered a heavy toll due to HIV/AIDS. In 1996 the number of school-
One Lifeline Radio which costs only £35.00 supervised by a local mentor provides the ability to educate 40 children through distance education.
These are left by members of the public at various collection points, packaged by club members, and examined and sorted by optometrists for despatch to the third world. It is comforting to know that our old spectacles could mean life itself to the recipients. For over 25 years, the Club has been consistently collecting 700-
We can easily take specs for granted, but in the third world, loss of 20-
For a small Rotary Club, Banbridge fights above its weight. For example, over a period of only eleven years the Rotary Club of Banbridge has raised over £24,000 in the car ballot alone -
YOUTH LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION
Interviews begin in late October -