The Billingshurst & District Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, a worldwide charitable organisation founded in 1905. The Billingshurst & District Club received its official charter in 1988 joining a worldwide organisation of 29,000 clubs in 161 countries.
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Our Club upholds the mission and vision of Rotary International, serving communities to help solve their toughest challenges. Working with both local and global projects, the Billingshurst & District Rotary Club strives to achieve positive change and enhance the lives of others.
WE WORK WITH THE WEALD SCHOOL IN ORGANISING COMPETITIONS:
Public Speaking, Young Chef, Young Photographer, Young Musician, Young Writer ….
WE SUPPORT OUR LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Inter school competitions, chess clubs, reading…..
WE WORK WITH OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS:
Such as the Billingshurst Partnership, and Ingfield Manor School; we support Chestnut Tree Hospice; and we work with the Scouts and Guides in putting on Billingshurst annual summer show.
WE SUPPORT OVERSEAS ORGANISATIONS
We are instrumental in raising funds for Children of Sumatra – a medical charity that treats children with cleft palates. We are a major supporter of the David Tilley Kilolo Foundation, which supports St Michael’s school in Tanzania. We help fund relief for natural disasters.
WE RAISE MONEY FOR SUPPORTING OUR CHARITIES
We also organise Quizzes, Race Nights and many more activities.
We support Rotary’s own Charity, which sponsors international Scholarships for young adults and vaccination programmes especially for the eradication of polio worldwide.
During the last Rotary year (July 2016 to June 2017) raised approximately 13 thousand pounds of which:
£1250 was sent to support Rotary Foundation worldwide, £1750 to help in the purchase of Shelter Boxes to help people who had lost their homes as a result of natural and man made disasters. A further £4000 supported Children of Sumatra, David Tilley Foundation for a school in Tanzania and a children’s orphange in Kenya. Closer to home we supported Chestnut Tree House Childrens’ Hospice with £4750 and Age UK village agent with a donation of £250. Finally with £1000 we ran and organised a series of competitions for our local secondary school and surrounding primary schools reaching out to some 3500 youngsters.