CHARITIES WE SUPPORT
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 and in life. 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.
Kids Dance Grant
Kids Dance is about giving youth access to dancing lessons. In particular, for children dancing is educational and very enjoyable as it helps to develop balance, build confidence, and encourage expressive skills. The Westminster International Rotary Club KidsDance Grant is targeted at children from disadvantaged backgrounds and provides youths access to Hip Hop dancing lessons, in collaboration with the ZooNation Academy of Dance.
Soho Community Centre Trust
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 Westminster International Rotary Club has a long history of supporting the Soho Lunch Club.
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.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. In it’s End Polio Now campaign, Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
KidsBuild is about getting youngsters fascinated in technical hobbies. KidsBuild provides youth clubs and schools with model kits (e.g model boats) and the required tools to run small model building projects. Young people can learn handicraft techniques, work with different materials, and see the tangible output of their work. It requires patience, diligence, and above all it is fun. KidsBuild has been initiated and is supported by the Westminster International Rotary Club, London. There is a lot of talk about getting Britain back to its engineering roots, KidsBuild is a grassroots and hands-on effort to accomplish this task.