Wiltshire Vale [Chippenham] Rotary. Autumn Charity Donations


A successful Lacock Village Fair on August Bank Holiday Monday resulted in the club being able to present  Lacock Parish Council  with a cheque for £1,000. The Fair was a community project organised in collaboration with local Lacock residents and the money has been distributed among the various community and activity groups within the parish.

A raffle run in conjunction with the Fair raised £1,400. £700 has been donated to the Freewheelers EVS charity. The Freewheelers are unpaid volunteers who ride the “Blood Bikes” ferrying blood for emergency transfusions to hospitals across our region. They also transport donated breast milk and other emergency supplies, usually at night, weekends and bank holidays-a 365 days a year operation. For more information go to http://www.freewheelersevs.org.uk
This month the club had the pleasure of a presentation on the Chippenham based RISE Trust by CEO Lynn Evans. The Trust runs early excellence children’s centres for the under 5’s across North Wiltshire with 4 centres in Chippenham. There are outreach support services for vulnerable children and families, not just for the under 5’s but also for primary and secondary school age children and this also includes mentoring. They also run an extensive programme of courses from parenting to the Freedom Course for women experiencing domestic abuse.

On behalf of the club President Bill Henry  presented Lynn with a cheque for £1,000. This donation will be used to fund the Trust’s Contact Centre. The Contact Centre is a safe friendly place where children of separated families can have supported contact with the parent that not longer lives with them. http://www.therisetrust.org



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