Rotary Opens Opportunities
ROTARY CLUB PRESIDENT RON GATENBY CALLS FOR SUPPORT AHEAD OF TOUGH WINTER
A RALLYING call has gone out for more people to 'roll up their sleeves' and support those facing poverty and hardship.
Ron Gatenby is the new president of York Vikings Rotary Club and has pledged its continued commitment to community projects in the coming year, warning that many local people risk falling through the net.
VIKINGS ROTARY GROUP STEPS IN TO BACK HOPING STREET KITCHEN
York Vikings Rotary has once again stepped up to the plate to help a local charity which supports the homeless in the city.
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA, is a leadership development programme run by Rotary for young adults.
Whether you are a secondary school pupil, university student or young professional, RYLA will help you discover your potential and develop the skills needed to be a leader in your community, career and everyday life.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK YOUTH TRUST
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust is passionate about developing opportunities for young people to grow in leadership, faith and character, in partnership with schools, churches and communities. Through the Young Leaders Award, the Youth Trust has empowered over 90,000 young people from over 750 schools to learn and practice key leadership skills and character virtues and to transform their communities through social action.
For more information on the Youth Trust, visit abyyt.com or phone 01904 231010.
York Vikings Rotary Club and specialist potato company Cockerill have teamed up to help Hoping York Street Kitchen feed the city’s homeless during the pandemic.
The first £500 consignment of staple food supplies from Rotary4foodbanks was delivered to Cockerill’s Dunnington warehouse complex this week.
Hoping York has been feeding people in need since 2016 and by March this year there were regularly more than 75 people attending their Sunday and Wednesday evening free street kitchen and informal foodbank in King’s Square.
CHROMEBOOKS GIFTED BY ROTARY TO YOUNGSTERS AT YORK SCHOOLS
DISADVANTAGED pupils at schools across York now have access to online lessons, thanks to a £10,000 flash fundraising programme by local Rotarians.
When the three York Rotary Clubs heard that local York students were struggling to take part in on line lessons from home because they didn’t have access to computers they teamed up to provide money to buy 32 brand new Chromebook laptop computers.
York, Vikings and Ainsty Rotary Clubs pooled funds from cancelled charity events and club members dipped deep into their own pockets to raise £10,000 to buy the vital equipment for local secondary schools.