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Our Charities

The Framework for Giving is Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club’s overall arrangement for giving funds to charities and good causes. The majority of its funds supports Local Charities.
a) Local Charities (Rotherham and the Sheffield City Region) – 60%
b) International Charities – 10%
c) General Funds (including emergencies and contingencies) – 30%

The Fishtail Fund

The Fishtail Fund helps children from poor Nepali homes to stay on at school.

Pokhara is a region in Nepal dominated by the mountain, Machapuchre, which in English means Fish Tail - the shape of the top of the mountain. The Fishtail Fund was first initiated in 2010 by the Rotary Clubs of Dronfield, in District 1220, and Pokhara in Nepal. Since then, it has supported the education of young Nepalese students. In 2017, Rotherham Sitwell donated £500 towards the education of one of the students - Dibas Subedi.

Local Charities

The Framework for Giving supports four Local Charities each year. The Club votes annually for a Local Charity which is then supported for three years: it then comes off the Local Charities list. Each new Rotary year, the incoming President chooses another Local Charity which is supported for one year.
In 2018-19, our four Local Charities are:
Start-A-Heart 24:7
Maples Cancer Care (Formerly Rotherham Cancer Care Centre)
Headway Rotherham
Shiloh Rotherham

Details of these four Charities are as follows:-

Start a Heart 24:7

Working in conjunction with local communities Start A Heart 24:7 is a charity dedicated to help provide 24:7 access to defibrillators in the Rotherham community, (and sometimes wider). Start A Heart 24:7 will support communities in their fund raising and provide additional funds from their own funds to help with the purchase of safe box required to give 24:7 access. Start A Heart 24:7 facilitates training through South Yorkshire Ambulance Service and advises on location and maintenance of the unit.

Maples Cancer Care (Formerly Rotherham Cancer Care Centre)

Rotherham Sitwell Club is proud to support Maples Cancer Care. The Charity provides free care and support to Rotherham people who have been diagnosed with cancer, and also provides the same support to their main carer. The Centre staff also provide complementary therapies and/or counselling but most of all they help people to cope and improve the quality of their life. The highly trained and experienced staff understand the effects of cancer on people’s lives and are used to working with people at all stages of illness.

Headway Rotherham

Headway Rotherham aims to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury / head injury and to provide information, support and services to help people with brain injury, their families and their carers in Rotherham. Headway Rotherham offers a wide range of social events for survivors of brain injury, their families and carers.

Shiloh Rotherham

Shiloh Rotherham is a charity that offers warmth, practical support and pathways to a meaningful, self-reliant life for adults in need, regardless of their beliefs. It serves and respects all people regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or physical and mental ability.

International Charities

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club has a proud track record of supporting international charities and good causes. By far the biggest support has been given towards the eradication of Polio through the global campaign called End Polio Now. Since 1988 when the campaign began, Polio has reduced by 99.9%! It is now only in three countries and the hope is to fully eradicate this highly contagious disease through effective immunisation programmes.