Who We Support
The Pimlico Puffins swimming club is a voluntary organisation that helps people with disabilities to learn to swim, or improve their swimming and to have fun and gain confidence in the water. There are currently more than 30 swimmers of all ages. Backed by Westminster City Council, the club has the use of both pools at the Queen Mother Sports Centre on Vauxhall Bridge Road, close to Victoria station, every Monday night at 7.45pm (except bank holidays), when the pool is closed to the public. Go to web site.
The Soho Community Centre
St. Anne's, Soho is in the centre of one of the world's liveliest urban communities and a mass of cultural difference. We should not forget that Soho also is home for 5000 residents. St Anne’s provides a base for the Soho Community Centre Trust which holds its senior citizens lunch club there. The Rotary Club of Westminster East has a long history of supporting the Soho Lunch Club and in 2010/11 will look at ways to support Soho Youth project. Go to web site
The Passage runs London's largest voluntary sector day centre for homeless and vulnerable people: each day we help more than 200 men and women. A Street Link team makes contact with those sleeping rough in Victoria, helping out with advice, accommodation and other support services. It costs £4m to run the Passage’s Day Centre, a 48-bed hostel, self-contained studio flats and its street services. Half of this sum has to be raised through fundraising activity. Go to web site.
KidsOut is the only UK charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged kids. A small team works with organisational partners across the UK to deliver innovative, high quality services to disadvantaged children. The charity is action based and rather than raising awareness, offers practical help and support to disadvantaged children throughout the UK. Their aim is to bring fun and happiness into the lives of children who otherwise wouldn't have much to be happy about. Go to web site.
SMCF promotes the welfare of children in disadvantaged urban Ethiopian communities through supporting community-led projects and by raising awareness in the UK. They work in close partnership with Ethiopian organisations to achieve its aims and objectives. SMCF believes that long-lasting change in Ethiopia can only take place if communities are enabled to take control of their day-to-day lives. SMCF and its partners have, over the past twenty years, developed a community-centred approach that ensures the well-being of orphan and vulnerable children and the communities they live in. Go to web site.
Thanks for Life/End Polio Now
The Thanks for Life project is Rotary’s own. The project is a global campaign which works to highlight the humanitarian work of Rotarians. Importantly, the campaign is dedicated to assisting in the eradication of polio throughout the world. In the UK, phase one of the campaign successfully raised over £1 million and brought together schools, colleges and Rotary clubs across the country. Phase two will be based around the ‘Focus on the Crocus’ progamme with the hope increasing income generation and raising the profile of the End Polio Now campaign. Go to web site.
The Rotary Club of Westminster East is the sponsoring club of the Westminster Rotaract Club. Rotaract provides an opportunity to be part of a fun, dynamic and unique International organisation for people aged 18-30. Rotaract offers a wide choice of social activities, actively supports your local community, raises money for charity and gives you the opportunity to develop your personal skills and gain new life experiences in the UK and abroad. There are about 100 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland, and more than 7,600 in 158 countires around the world. Each club organises its own social programme and service projects. Go to Rotaract web site.
Go to web site of Rotaract Club of Westminster.