Advent Calendar 2017

Throughout the month of December, leading up to Christmas, The Southwold and District Rotary Club will carry out 24 small charitable or community projects, one per day, in our very own version of an Advent Calendar. The final and 25th day is of course Christmas day and our Charity Swim on Southwold Beach.rotary

An article will be posted each day giving details of the day’s project. A summary can be found below. Click on “Read more” to see the full article.

We hope you enjoy following our Special Rotary Advent Calendar here on our website or on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

    • Advent Calendar Day 16

      Advent Calendar Day 16

      For the 16th Day of our Advent Calendar our members will be holding our annual collection for the Halesworth Dementia Carers at the Rainbow supermarket in Halesworth. Come along and say hello.Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 15

      Advent Calendar Day 15

      To mark the 15th day of our Advent Calendar we will be making a donation of £50 to the charity Malaria No More. This is enough to buy 10 mosquito nets to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease.  Did you know? Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 14

      Advent Calendar Day 14

      Day 14 and it’s the day of our Christmas Party, Yay! We will be combining Secret Santa, party gifts and the raffle to raise funds tonight. All and the proceeds will be given to selected charities. So as not to spoil the surprise for party goers, details will be given … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 13

      Advent Calendar Day 13

      For day 13 of our Advent Calendar we donating £150 to Life for African Mothers Life for African Mothers is a Maternal Health charity aiming to make birth safer in Sub Saharan Africa, by providing medication to treat eclampsia and post partum haemorrhage. By providing medication to treat the complications … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 12

      Advent Calendar Day 12

      We are half way through our Advent Calendar and for day 12 we be making a delivery of donated Christmas food to the Lowestoft Night Shelter now known as the Access Community Trust.  Their vision is to promote social inclusion for the community benefit by preventing people from becoming socially … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 11

      Advent Calendar Day 11

      For the 11th day of our Advent Calendar will be adding £50 to our existing credit of £163 at Lendwithcare. This will allow us to help at least a further 10 entrepreneurs setup or continue their business in hard hit areas of the world. Lendwithcare brings together entrepreneurs in developing … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 10

      Advent Calendar Day 10

      10 days into our Advent Calendar now and it’s time for a very special donation. We will be donating £469 to Water Aid. Why such a specific amount? Any donation made before the end of January 2018 will be matched be the UK Government pound for pound doubling it to … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 9

      Advent Calendar Day 9

      Day 9 of our Advent Calendar and we will be donating £250 to SERV (Service by Emergency Response Volunteers) Norfolk. SERV are part of the national umbrella group “Blood Bikes”.   SERV Norfolk is a registered charity no.1148669 run by local volunteers that transports blood, plasma, platelets, samples, vaccines, donor breast … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 8

      Advent Calendar Day 8

      It’s day 8 of our Advent Calendar and we have once again prepared welcome bags for the women’s refuges in Lowestoft and Diss. These bags contain essential items and a few luxuries for women and their children who have had to leave home at short notice. Many of them escaping … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 7

      Advent Calendar Day 7

      It’s more Christmas trees for day 7 of our Advent Calendar. We have erected and decorated a tree for the residents of Pitches View in Reydon  and provided another tree for the display in St. Mary’s Church in Halesworth.Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 6

      Advent Calendar Day 6

      For day 6 of our Advent Calendar we will be buying a donkey and a goat through the charity “Kids for Kids” KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship.  Our key project is a goat loan … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 5

      Advent Calendar Day 5

      It’s day 5 of our Advent Calendar and we will be donating £100 to the charity “Tools with a Mission“.  Their mission is to collect unwanted tools, refurbish them, sort them into trade kits and send them across the world for livelihood creation.  They send around 20 containers filled with over 300 … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 4

      Advent Calendar Day 4

      It’s Day 4 of our Advent Calendar and we will be donating £250 to the mental health charity “Heads Together”.  Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 3

      Advent Calendar Day 3

      It’s day 3 of our Advent Calendar and we will be donating £150 to the organisation “Smile International” to help in the good work they do. “Turning tears into Smiles” Smile International is passionate about helping to relieve suffering and poverty around the world through our FEED programmes – Feeding, … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 2

      Advent Calendar Day 2

      For the second day of our Advent Calendar we will donate £100 to the Charity “Scotty’s Little Soldiers”. Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have lost a parent whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. Inspired by the experience of Army widow … Continue reading →Read More »
    • Advent Calendar Day 1

      Advent Calendar Day 1

      To start off our Advent Calendar and to begin the festive season, the members of the club have bought and erected an 18′ Christmas Tree on North Green in Southwold. We hope the residents of Southwold and surrounding area enjoy our gift to the town. Watch out for more Christmas … Continue reading →Read More »

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