The theme for the new Rotary Year which runs from 1 July 2021 until 30 June 2022 is ‘Serve to Change Lives.’ This theme embodies the commitment of our members to help our communities in Bromsgrove and those further afield in the UK and abroad.
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Our Club has just begun a commitment lasting five years to fund the education of a boy and a girl at the Azad Choudhury Academy in Sylhet district in north east Bangladesh. It is an independent school which provides education for children from ten villages who otherwise would not be able to gain any education at all. Our undertaking is in partnership with the Rotary Club of Birmingham and the Azad Choudhury Academy Education and Welfare Trust which is a UK based registered charity actively involved in fund and awareness raising for the Academy.
The Sequal Trust is a small national charity which provides augmentative speech aids for people who are affected in such a way that they are unable to mix socially, to interact fully with their family and friends or in the case of younger individuals properly facilitate their education or possible employment prospects.
We are delighted that our Rotary Club has just provided £800 of funding to the Sequal Trust to support an adult living in Bromsgrove who has communication difficulties and suffers from spina bifida and hydrocephalus and is paralysed from the rib cage down. He is a wheelchair user and has the support of carers.
The funding will provide the man with a new laptop and printer which will enable him to keep in touch with family and friends, record his own personal information, deal with correspondence, purchase items via the internet and provide him with a greater degree of independence. This will give the young man ‘his window on the world’ as it has been explained to our members.
We are pleased to partner with the Sequal Trust to provide support in this particular case.
Our Club in conjunction with about forty others across the West Midlands has contributed over £15,000 to fund nine oxygen concentrators which have been sent to help combat coronavirus in India assisted by the charities We Care UK and Khalsa Aid. Assistant District 1060 Governor Amal Rampal a member of the Rotary Club of Bromsgrove has done a huge amount of work to organize the international shipment with Rotarians Jaz Dhaliwal and our incoming District 1060 Governor David Clayfield and the present District 1060 Governor Tim Bushell. The efforts of all the Rotarians involved featured in the Bromsgrove Advertiser on 2 June 2021, and Amal secured other media coverage as well. What a wonderful example of Rotarians embracing ‘Service Above Self’ to help others less fortunate than ourselves!
As a Club we know that many good causes have found it difficult to raise funds during the current public health situation. One such cause is the Hillfields Animal Sanctuary in Blackwell run by Lynne Tudor, who has worked tirelessly for many years to rescue animals including injured wildlife. The overheads incurred in running such a sanctuary continue, and we have become aware that repairs are needed to fences and sheds. Our Club is very pleased to be able to support the ongoing work of the Sanctuary with a donation of £500.
Following a visit by several members of our Rotary Club to Bromsgrove Cricket Club on 29 April we are very pleased to share a picture of the newly installed electronic scoreboard at the ground which in part has been funded by the Rotary Club.
Our Club is pleased to be collaborating with the Rotary Club of Uttara in Bangladesh to sponsor the construction of a number of family latrines. Our involvement is being led by Rotarians Faisal Sharif and Ton Roosenboom. It is hoped that the project will grow if the initial construction and installation targets are met.
Our Rotary Club is pleased to support Bromsgrove Cricket Club with a donation of £1000 towards the cost of an electronic scoreboard. The Club has been an integral part of Bromsgrove since 1842 and is situated at St Godwald’s Road in Aston Fields in Bromsgrove and offers cricket at all levels to men and women, boys and girls. The Club has a large junior membership of both boys and girls.