Supporting the Good Shepherd

We’ve pledged £1,000 to the Good Shepherd, as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match-funded campaign and over seven days starting on the 28th November supporters of participating charities have the opportunity to double their donations – doubling the value of our pledge to £2,000.

The Brothers of the Good Shepherd have been supporting the most disadvantaged people in Wolverhampton for over 50 years in their mission to end homelessness, support recovery, and create pathways out of poverty. 

The charity provides a range of services to people in need, including food and clothing banks, homelessness prevention services, and support for people with mental health problems. The donation from the Rotary Club of Tettenhall will help Good Shepherd to continue providing these vital services to our community.

Good Shepherd need to raise pledges of at least £3,000 by the 1st September in order to take part in this years Big Give so please follow the link to pledge a minimum £100 to help them –

Great Job Dicky

We’re proud to see Club member Dicky Dodd receiving recognition for the tremendous work which he does with The Haven Wolverhampton and with other local good causes.

Dicky was nominated for the Unsung Hero Award at the Wolverhampton BID Excellence Awards and was Highly Commended for his work by the judging panel. Thank you to all of the team at The Haven who put Dicky’s name forward and many congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners.

End of Term Gifts

As the school year comes to an end we’ll be visiting school assemblies at the Royal, Claregate, St Michael’s, Palmers Cross, St Andrew’s and Woodthorne Primary Schools to present leaving classes with Dictionaries as part of the Rotary Dictionaries 4 Life programme.

Promoting literacy is one of Rotary’s main causes due to the massive impact it has in improving children’s opportunities in life and strengthening the communities they live in.

Since the Dictionaries 4 Life project started over one million dictionaries have been donated to children by Rotary Clubs around the country.

Supporting Education in The Gambia

Earlier this year we heard from some of The Royal School students who have been supporting the work of Project Gambia, a UK based charity which has been working in The Gambia since 2007 to build and repair schools, to provide scholarships and equipment to help children from poor families attend school and to provide teachers with training and support.

Fundraising by the students as part of the school’s Lenten appeal has enabled the charity to complete building work on new premises for Omega Nursery School, a small school which is giving 194 poorer children in the Serrekunda area of The Gambia an opportunity to attend school.

The Royal students visited Omega School earlier this year to see for themselves the progress that had been made and during the visit helped to decorate classrooms and distributed equipment to the pupils as well as having the opportunity to hear how important their school was to them.

We were all impressed by the commitment of the Royal School students and with the work of Project Gambia helping to provide Gambians with better opportunities in life. We’ve now made a donation of £1,000 to help the charity with their work and this has been match funded by a further donation of £1,000 from one of our Club members.

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