Projects Involving Fordingbridge Rotary Club

Since its formation in 1984 Fordingbridge Rotary Club has actively helped locally based, national and international charities with many differing aims. 

Listed below are events that have been staged and/or supported. Some of these organisations have received donations from the club.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Establishing the Fordingbridge Citizen of the Year Award
Late Night Shopping at Christmas, Grotto and Toy Collection
Provision of Greenhouse for residents at Wilson Court
Spring Fair
Barbara Bidlecombe Trust
New Forest Tidy
Outings for the Elderly to Pantomimes, Exbury Gardens and Boat trips around Poole Harbour
Tea Dances at St Mary’s Hall
Refurbishment of the main Kitchen at Avonway
Provision of commercial Dishwasher, Avonway Annexe
Installation of Hearing Loops at Redlynch Church and Avonway Annexe
Providing places for young people on YMCA Holidays
Sending Children on Adventure Holidays at the I.O.W, Weymouth and Botley
Provision of ‘Mock’ Interviews for Burgate School pupils
Provision of Equipment for St John Ambulance service
Helping Play and Opportunity Groups
Provision of an ECG machine at Fordingbridge GP Surgery
Assisting in the creation of The Fordingbridge 93 Club
Odstock Hospital Scanner Appeal
Equipment for the Physiotherapy Dept at Fordingbridge Hospital
Taking local disabled children to participate in ‘Kids Out’ day
Providing Christmas Shoe Boxes for disadvantage Children in Eastern Europe
Provision of EMERGENCY CALL Systems for the Elderly
Provision of Toilets for the Disabled at the Recreation Ground
Assisting in the Avon Valley Music Week
Provision of the Heart Beat House in association with the Wessex Cardiac Trust
Odstock Hospital Neuromuscular Stimulator
Fordingbridge Christmas Lights
Contributions to ‘Tools for Self Reliance’ rejuvenating second hand tools
‘Young Enterprise’ for Burgate School pupils, formulation of business practices
Provision of Kitchen equipment for New Sea Cadets Building
Organising ‘Youth Speakers’ competitions for school pupils
Dictionaries for Life at local schools
Young Musician of the Year

NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Eradication of Polio though out the World
Assistance for the provision of Artificial Limbs in India
Provision of Teaching Staff for children in South Africa
Filling, collection and delivery of Christmas ‘Shoe Boxes’ for children in Albania, Romania and Montenegro
Provision of Shelter Boxes, Aqua Boxes and survival kits following natural disasters including the Tsunami
Hosting and mentoring Overseas Students and Scholars studying at local Universities
Hosting ‘Group Study Exchange’ members from India, Peru, Japan, USA Malaysia and Canada

LIST OF EVENTS HELD TO RAISE FUNDS

Fireworks and Bonfire
Jazz Concerts
Gate Control for Fordingbridge Show
Assistance with Fordingbridge Summer Festival
Annual Duck Race
Provision of Side Stalls and Lazer Shoot at Fordingbridge show
Bottle stalls at Frogham Fair
Cheese and Wine Tastings
Sponsored Swimmarathon
‘Strongest Man in Forest’ event
Auction of Promises
Race Nights
Theatre and Musical events
Charity Football Match
Car Boots Sales
Bed Push
Clay Shoots
Quiz Nights
Supermarket ‘Trolley Dashes’