The Rotary Club of
Hereford Wye Valley
2016 - 2017
A total of £3906.47 was donated to various local, national and international charities in the twelve months from July 2016 to June 2017.
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity and in 2016/17 will be celebrating its centennial anniversary. We tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities.
We direct our efforts in six areas to enhance our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:
Providing clean water
Saving mothers and children
Growing local economies
St Michaels Hospice is an independent charity, and all its services are free of charge. It costs over £13,000 per day to provide patients with all the care they need. 90% of all its funding is raised by the local community.
The Prostate Cancer Charity was founded in 1996 by Professor Jonathan Waxman to address the 'Outrageous and arbitrary surgical treatment of men'.
We started small: five members of staff and with our helpline housed in a small room in Hammersmith hospital. It ran one day a week.
We merged with Prostate Action in 2012 and completely rebranded to form Prostate Cancer UK. In the last 20 years, we’ve invested over £37 million into ground breaking research, and continue to provide award-winning support for men.
To send teddies and soft toys to children who are suffering trauma around the world . - Never underestimate the healing power of teddy !
The UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health.
For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres.
We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future.
A donation made in appreciation of the use of the church by our club for concerts.
Working with Schools throughout Herefordshire and supporting the UK-wide annual MT competition.
West Mercia Women's Aid started its life in Hereford, where, as in other parts of the country, Women's Aid grew out of the women's movement of the late 1960s and early 70s, when the issue of violence in the home became highlighted. The group came together in the late 70s, made up entirely of committed volunteers, many of them survivors of domestic violence. The initial task was to raise awareness and lobby for services, but the group quickly realised the urgent need to provide some support, and a helpline and advocacy service was set up, again entirely run by volunteers, to support and provide practical assistance to women in Herefordshire.
We are part of a national team first pioneered in 2003, and Street Pastors continues to grow throughout the UK and across the world.
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches and we care about our community.
We are usually on patrol from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday or Saturday night to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets.
We are led by our local coordinator and we also have support from local churches and community groups in partnership with the police, local council and other statutory agencies.
Our vision is that rural Ugandans are healthy, educated and prosperous.
Our mission is to create a better future for rural Ugandans by supporting income-generating activities which allow families to afford healthcare, education and food.
THE FRIENDS of DORE ABBEY
The registered Charity was formed in 1993 after this fine Grade 1 Listed Building was threatened with closure. The structure was damp, and the stone roof tiles were breaking up, but five local people were convinced that it could be saved. With the help of English Heritage, the PCC, various Charities and the Hoskyns family, the fifth phase of repair and conservation is now complete. The Abbey has a renewed life at last.