This is the Committee responsible for vetting and bringing to Council, proposals for supporting UK based national and local needy causes. The causes we support are very varied and range from making significant donations to specific charities such as in recent years: Oakhaven Hospice, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and also supporting local individuals and organisations eg NM Stroke Club, North Milton Estate etc.
This committee also supports community town events.
The Committee is responsible for a number of regular local communityprojects.
Holiday Bungalow – The Club leases a holiday bungalow on the Hoburne Naish Park. Other Rotary Clubs are invited to bring deserving families to the bungalow for a week’s holiday. Whilst the sponsoring Rotary Club is charged for the use of the bungalow, that charge is far less than would be the case if they were booking direct with a holiday site. All members of the Club are rostered to greet the guests. Members happily recall many cases of deserving families having a well-deserved break.
Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party – Held in late November at Bashley Village Hall when about 100 local senior citizens are provided with a tea prepared by members and their partners, followed by bingo and entertainment.