Stamford Burghley Rotary Club

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A local club which supports local ‘Good Causes’

The Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley serves a very important role in the community of Stamford and the surrounding district. As well as the important task of raising funds for charity, the club carries out important support for such institutions as Christ Church Day Centre where it has helped fund the bus and disabled car; it provides volunteer drivers to take the clients to lunch and afternoon tea. Members of the club also cook the lunches on a regular basis.

The Club helps Bluecoat School with volunteers for the Pupil Reading Support system. Through funding, it has enabled the school library to enlarge its stock of books; this is an ongoing programme as a further sum of money totalling £1,700 has been promised.

Latest donations promised from Rotary will be helping the youngsters of Stamford as well as the needy. ‘The Shack’ is a project led by Barn Hill Methodist Church Youth Outreach programme. The club is supplying a fixed outdoor table tennis facility costing £850.  £500 is also being made available to Stamford Housing Essentials Programme (SHEP) to test and check donated ‘white goods’. A further figure of £500 will be made available as provision for emergency energy grants; these are for young people who may have problems financing their energy supplies in the winter.

A new project this year by our international committee is to help fund teacher training in Nepal. Our club together with Rotarians in Australia have facilitated funds for Quality Education Nepal .This project provides advanced training of a Nepalese teacher for 3 years. 

The club not only provides finance but man power as well! Over the four days of Burghley Horse Trials members of the club manned the shopping drop- off tent run by the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Over £1,600 was raised for this charity

This year’s fund raising

In order to continue funding all these projects, Burghley Rotary have been planning for the 2018 annual Santa Fun Run; last year the Santa Fun Run facilitated over £7,500 towards Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall, Mind For Wendy, Lincs and Nottingham Air Ambulance, the Scouts Association, Bluecoats School and Sailability.   

The price of the suit this year will be the same as last year. On 1st  September our runners will be able to take advantage of the Early Bird offer of a discount on the adult suit purchase; this offer ends on October 31st. Our usual motto is ‘Make it social, make it fun, sponsor a charity or just turn up and enjoy!’  

John Sutcliffe President of the Club said “We are very excited about this year’s run as we’ve already had over 440 enquires and record sponsorship. These generous donations will ensure the success of the event.  We expect to give record donations to local and national charities. Organisations can register their own teams to run in the Fun Run and raise funds for their charity. As usual the free mince pies and mulled wine add to the atmosphere of the run!”