Advent Calendar Dec 4th 2016

wateraid-logoIt’s the forth day of our Advent Calendar. We have donated £250 to Water Aid to support their latest campaign “Toilets Save Lives” 

Clean drinking water, proper toilets and good hygiene are essential, yet millions of people don’t have access to these basic services.

Across the world, women are forced to waste precious time walking long distances to collect dirty water. Girls are dropping out of school because there are no private toilets, and young children are not surviving to see their fifth birthday because of preventable diseases.

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Advent Calendar Dec 2nd 2016

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For over 20 years the Rotary Shoebox Scheme has been delivering over a million boxes of joy to underprivileged communities across Eastern Europe. The Rotary Club of Southwold and District has purchased 75 boxes to add to this number. They will be filled with items to bring a little joy to people who have nothing or very little.

Click here to find out more about this great project.

Advent Calendar Dec 1st 2016

imag0383 imag0382To start off our Advent Calendar and to begin the festive season, the members of the club have 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 tree news coming soon. Don’t forget to follow the rest of our Advent Calendar over the coming days.

Advent Calendar December 24th

It’s Christmas Eve and the 24th and last of our Advent Calendar posts. Today we will be returning to an organisation that we have supported along with many other Rotary Clubs in the district, Lend With Carelogo

A £100 donation will be used to support entrepreneurs in developing countries to give them a helping hand in starting and running their businesses.

1450104674_500px_41373_o1FkGj Lendwithcare brings together entrepreneurs in developing countries with people with the power to help them – people like you. Run by one of the world’s leading aid and development organisations, Lendwithcare is a revolutionary way for you to help people in the developing world to transform their lives.

 

 

Advent Calendar December 23rd

It’s the 23rd day of our Advent Calendar and we mark the day with a donation of books to Bramfield House School for boys.

Bramfield_logo-e1448970406995 Bramfield House School was established in 1970 as a specialist provision for pupils with social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours.  It is an all boys establishment catering for an age range of 7-16 year olds, and registered for 74 pupils. It is situated in rural Suffolk 10 minutes drive from the heritage coast. The residential accommodation consists of the main house sitting in 10 acres of gardens and 1 mile from the centre of the village of Bramfield. The classroom facilities are independently placed within the grounds and consist of purpose made specialist subject provisions. Alongside the school site we provide a separate residential accommodation called Ibstock House that caters for the further development of pupil’s independence skills. This house has21867764781_4e1c33c21a_b-e1446806419311 its own designated classroom and gardens, approximately ¾ of an acre and can support up to 8 boarding pupils. Both can access the numerous on-site resources on offer, including an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, multi-gym, full size snooker, pool and table tennis table, full size sports pitches and outdoor adventure trail, amongst a host of other in- house activities and interests.

 

Advent Calendar December 22nd

22 days gone, it’s getting close. Today is the day we see who has won the three Christmas Food hampers that are being raffled. There is one at the Golf Club Southwold, one at the White Horse Inn Westleton and one at the Five Bells Wrentham. The proceeds of these will go to local and international Rotary charities.

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Advent Calendar December 21st

Only 4 days to go, it’s day 21 of our Advent Calendar. Today we will be pledging our help to carry out some decorating and refurbishment work at the Loft Youth Centre, Southwold.

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Based in the Stella Peskett Hall, The Loft is open at all young people aged 11-19 who are in Year 7 +

They are open on Wednesday and Friday nights from 7.30-9pm.  During school holidays they also run movie nights on a Monday night.

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Advent Calendar December 20th

Day 20 of our Advent Calendar and it is time to support a charity close to our hearts. Southwold Voluntary Help Centre will receive a £100 donate to help in it’s good work.

VHCThe Centre aims to provide a resource to the people of Southwold, Reydon and nearby villages, offering a range of ‘helping-hand’ services such as:

befriending

driving

gardening

shopping

signposting to other organisations

Driving is the service in most demand. With the continued deterioration in rural bus services, it is a vital resource for local people who do not have their own transport.

Many of the individual services we provide are in response to referrals from statutory and other organisations such as GPs, Social Services, the Church etc. We see our services as complementary to and working with such bodies.

Advent Calendar December 19th

It’s the 19th day of our Advent Calendar and we are getting close to the big day. Today we will be at the Rainbow Supermarket in Halesworth collecting for the “Halesworth Dementia Carers“.

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They are a hard working team raising the profile of dementia in the area & offering financial help / support to carers & people living with dementia.

Come along and say hello and show your support for this worthy cause, we look forward to seeing you.