Who we help



DONATIONS    2012/2013








Local & National


£
 Alzeimers Society 


300
 5th St.Helens (Rainhill Open) Scout Group 
500
 Alder Hey Imagine Appeal 

100
 Home-Start St Helens 


500
 Claire House  


150
 Frilly Lillies Foundation 


200
 Rainhill Music Festival : Prize 

150
 Widnes Rotary Club: Jack Hunter-Spivey wheelchair  500
 Friends of Rainhill Playcentre 

400
 Wich Building Project:Chapel Windows 
150
 St Helens Handicapped Persons Society: Childrens Christmas Party  200
 GSE & Disabled Sports :District 1280 

187
 Prescot Festival: Music and Arts Event 2013 
500
 Health Exchange Nepal (UK):Dr Kevin Jones 
400
 Billinge& Garswood Carers Support Group:DD 
200
 Orchard Care Home:DD 


250
 Strokemates:DD 


250
 St Helens Cancer Support Group:DD 

250
 Friends:DD 



400
 5th St Helens Scout Group:DD 

250
 Rainhill Cricket Club:DD 


250
 St Helens Sea Cadets:DD 

250
 St Josephs Tuesday club:DD 

250
 Sidac Sports & Social club:DD 

350
 St Helens Homewatch:DD 

331
 King Academy of Irish Dancers:DD 

250



 Delphside Ltd :DD 


500
 St Marys & St Pauls PTFA:DD 

500
 Hargreaves Dementia Trust:DD 

500
 St Helens Friends of Spartac:DD 

500
 Rainhil United JFC:DD 


500
 St Helens Mind:DD 


500
 Eccleston Old Peoples Welfare



500
 Carouselles Morriss Dancers:DD 

500
 Wheelie Walkers:DD 


500
 Wildcard:DD 



500
 Parr Band St Helens:DD 


350
 Rainhill Music Festival : Expenses 

20
 Sue Ryder Home 


500




 Richard Evans:sponsorship for Cancer Research250
















13,820






International



 Vision Aid Overseas 


200
 Rotary Emergency Box Trust: via St Anns School  300
 Mr Ron Hayes:Tanzania School Building Project  1,500
 Rotary Emergency Box Trust 

250
 Wateraid:Samfya District, Zambia 

500
 S & R Hayes:Arise Community School, Tanzania  500
 Vision Aid Overseas 


200



 Miriam Hodgson: San Clemente School Peru 
100
 Rick Webber:Foundation New Era Galapagos 
200




















3,530






VOCATIONAL









 Kids Out:Barnados 



839

















839

There are many people and organisations we help more will be added soon


Defibrillator for Rainford Rangers Club











Friends of Eaton Street  
 Money donated bought seats for the park




Handicapped children in Onesti, Romania

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS
 
The Rotary Club of Rainhill have provide full funding for a play area at a centre for abandoned and handicapped children in Onesti, Romania and the club are looking to fund the upkeep of this play area so as to give it a long lease of life and provide years of enjoyment for these poor children. The club also paid for a urgently needed wheel chair for one of the handicapped children.  
 
This centre which is occupied mainly by boys is funded by an organisation called "Foundation for a Better Life"  (Fundatia pentru un viitor mai bun) and a leading light in that organisation is a resident of  Eccelston, St Helens, Mr John Leake  MBE.
 
These children as with many children in other parts of the world would be deprived of any quality of life or any education without the support of organisations like Foundation for a Better Life. The organisation looks to give financial and practical support to the Orphanages for the abandoned handicapped children, help individual cases of hardship, support young people to access further education and to enhance the education of the pupils of poor village schools.
 
Over the years this organisation has been funded through kind donations from local churches schools, individuals, friends and family and organisations such as Rotary.
 
As John Leake said. " I suppose its all about giving life chances to those less fortunate than us". and as Alan Buckley Chair of International at the Rotary Club of Rainhill says, " Rotary  is all about  helping to transform the lives of people in desperate need.
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THERE FROM THE START
 
ARISE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
 
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF RAINHILL HAVE HELPED TO GET A DESPERATELY NEEDED SCHOOL UP AND RUNNING FOR A REMOTE COMMUNITY IN TANZANIA  .
 
FOR SOME YEARS A RETIRED COUPLE FROM THE WINDLE AREA OF ST HELENS, RON AND SUE HAYES HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING  BOTH CHILDREN'S HOMES/ORPHANAGES AND SCHOOLS IN TANZANIA AND KENYA. THEY HAVE VISITED THEM, WORKED IN THEM AND PROVIDED BOTH MONIES AND MATERIALS.

IN FEBRUARY/MARCH  2012 ROTARIAN ALAN BUCKLEY FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF RAINHILL AND HIS WIFE MARGARET WENT OUT WITH THEM TO TANZANIA AND KENYA CONTINUING THE STERLING WORK RON AND SUE HAD ALREADY DONE.

THEY ALSO SAW FIRST HAND THE PLIGHT AND HARDSHIP SUFFERED BY A LOT OF THE CHILDREN WHO RESIDED IN THE COMMUNITIES SCATTERED ABOUT THE FOOTHILLS OF KILIMANJARO.

ONE SUCH COMMUNITY,  THE VILLAGE OF WIRI, LIKE MANY OTHERS HAD NO SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN TO ATTEND. ANY CHILDREN FROM WIRI  THAT DID ATTEND SCHOOL HAD TO WALK A RETURN JOURNEY OF SOME 15K
IT WAS A DREAM FOR AN ELDER OF THIS VILLAGE AND HIS SON TO PROVIDE AN ENGLISH SPEAKING SCHOOL FOR THEIR COMMUNITY. THE ELDER HAD A SMALL PLOT OF LAND THAT ONCE PRODUCED CROP BUT THE CROP NO LONGER FLOURISHED AND SO HE DEDICATED THIS LAND FOR THE SCHOOL.
THEY HAD VERY LITTLE MONIES THEMSELVES AND SO WITH DONATIONS FROM RON AND SUE HAYES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY THE SITE WAS CLEARED AND BUILDING STARTED ON THE FIRST CLASSROOM IN MARCH/APRIL 2012. WATER WAS PIPED TO THE SITE AND VERY QUICKLY THE LOCAL COMMUNITY BECAME INVOLVED.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF RAINHILL HAVE PROVIDED FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE BUILDING OF THAT FIRST CLASSROOM, THE DESKS AND CHAIRS IN THAT CLASSROOM AND THE SALARY OF THE FIRST TEACHER.

THE SCHOOL OPENED ITS DOORS TO 14 CHILDREN AND CURRENTLY THERE ARE 32  ATTENDING THE SCHOOL. A FURTHER TEN ARE  REGISTERED TO START IN JANUARY2014 (THE START OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR).
 ALTHOUGH THE LONG TERM AIM IS TO MAKE THE SCHOOL SELF FINANCING , GIVEN THE POVERTY IN THE AREA THE FEE BEING CHARGED FOR TUITION HAS DELIBERATELY BEEN KEPT VERY LOW IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE ATTENDANCE.
 
OF THE 32 CHILDREN CURRENTLY ATTENDING 18 HAVE FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN ASSESSED AS BEING UNABLE TO AFFORD THE LOW FEE. LUCKILY 18 SPONSORS (WHICH INCLUDE RON AND SUE HAYES AND ALAN AND MARGARET ) FOR EACH OF THESE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN FOUND WHO COVER THE COSTS OF THEM RECEIVING EDUCATION. MORE SPONSORS WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE FUTURE IF CHILDREN OF THIS COMMUNITY ARE TO ATTEND THIS SCHOOL.

THE NEED FOR A SECOND CLASSROOM HAS QUICKLY BEEN IDENTIFIED AND SOME LOCAL PEOPLE HAVE DONATED SAND, CEMENT AND OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS,WHILST LOCAL FUNDIS(WORKMEN) ARE GIVING THEIR LABOUR FREE.
 
MONEY IS NOW URGENTLY NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE BUILDING WORK FURNISH AND EQUIP THE CLASSROOM  READY FOR THE JANUARY 2014 INTAKE OF CHILDREN.
FOLLOWING THIS A PROPER KITCHEN NEEDS TO BE BUILT TO PREPARE PORRIDGE MEALS FOR THE CHILDREN AND ELECTRICITY NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO THE SITE.

THE SCHOOL HAS GRABBED THE FULL ATTENTION OF THE COMMUNITY AND IS BEING USED FOR A VARIETY OF OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDING CHILDREN'S CLUBS, PRIMARY HEALTH ISSUES AND MEDICAL TREATMENTS.
SHOULD IT CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND GROW IT COULD BE THE "ACORN BECOMING THE OAK TREE ". IT WILL GIVE MORE AND MORE CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY OF AN EDUCATION, THE COMMUNITY A VALUABLE RESOURCE AND FULFIL THE DREAM OF MANY. THE ROTARY CLUB OF RAINHILL  WILL BE LOOKING TO SUPPORT IT AND HELP IT GROW.
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