Rotary shoebox scheme a huge success thanks to generous pupils
By Tony Caunt
Known as “the friendly club” we have been in existence for 39 years and still going strong. Our motto is “service above self” and the main thrust of the club is to collect money that we can then distribute to various charities.
Our community committee serves to help and service many local organisations and deserving causes. Our members were particularly active in collecting toys from Queensbury school for disadvantaged children to The Blenheim Project.
The Bradford soup
run benefitted when members collected “socs and chocs” for distribution to people who are not as fortunate than us.
Members are also being trained to operate the “firefly scheme” when they will be visiting elderly members of society to fit smoke alarms and reflective tabs to enable firefighters to locate a person and safely rescue them in the event of a fire.
The club also aids many good causes in their International committee and the most recent is “the Rotary shoebox scheme” where local school children are asked to fill a shoebox with toys or household items or items suitable for babies or young children or teenagers or older adults.
The boxes are then collected from the schools and taken to a distribution warehouse for onward shipping to East European countries where, once again the folk are not nearly as fortunate as us and are delighted to receive a shoe box.
The photographs are of children from Harden Primary and Wilsden Primary schools with some of their filled shoe boxes at the point of collection.
What’s happening at the Rotary Club of Bradford West
The programme of events at the regular meeting place :-Sandal farm Restaurant every Thursday from 12.30 with lunch is :-
- 2nd January Rotarian Dawn Broadbent on her job and what it entails.
- 9th The Lord Mayor of Bradford.
- 16th is a business meeting and on the
- 30th Tony Hallwood the development officer of Leeds Bradford International airport.
The club will also hold another sports evening with Robbie Hunter Paul as the main speaker accompanied with a comedian on Tuesday 21st January – tickets are priced at £30 for a 3 course dinner at Sandal Farm Restaurant.
To hear more about this friendly Rotary club call John Ellis on 07970 253371 or check out the club on www.bradfordwestrotary.org call now, we would love to see you.