Community (Local) Projects
Ramsden Hall School is a 72 place residential and day school that caters for boys aged 11 to 16 with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. The school is situated in fourteen acres of wooded grounds and gardens on the outskirts of Billericay but in the village of Ramsden Heath. We have supported the school with improving the environment of the school, renovating a swimming pool with a new pool cover, some gym equipment and canoeing course.
BOSP is a small independent South Essex based charity that has been supporting families for over 28 years by providing fun short break care for their children, young people and young adults who have disabilities or life-limiting conditions. In 2013/2014, they were awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and in 2019 won the Pride of Essex ‘Teams of Pride’ award.
KidsOut believes that all children deserve fun and happiness in their lives and work every day to make it a reality. Whether they have escaped domestic violence or live daily in poverty, KidsOut provides disadvantaged children across the UK with exciting memories to cherish. Through giving hope and building confidence in young people, KidsOut is shaping a better tomorrow.
ShelterBox is a Rotary-led charity working with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives. Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend time with those affected to make sure we can offer the right support at the right time to help them recover.
Rotary Foundation Projects
The eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with our partners, Rotary has helped immunise more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. We have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and we won’t stop until we end the disease for good.
An initial contribution of $26.50 in 1917 set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe. Today the Rotary Foundation still transforms the gifts it receives into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.