The Rotary Club of St Marylebone is actively involved with local community and international projects.
The charitable projects for which we shall raise funds in the Rotary Year 2018- 2019 are:
Woman's Trust - supporting women to recover from domestic violence
The Club has supported us in various ways. Margaret Pollock worked closely with us
throughout the year meeting with us regularly as well as attending our Annual general meeting in October 2017. The Rotary Club of St. Marylebone supported us financially with a grant of £2,000 to support 6 women through a course of up to 18 sessions of counselling with one of our specialist counsellors. The club raised further funds for us at the Presidents Dinner in June through a silent auction.
Heidi Riedel CEO Woman’s Trust
StreetSmart - Helping the Homeless
StreetSmart would like to thank the Rotary Club of St Marylebone for their kind support over the past 2 years and for their generous donation of £2,000,which has gone a long way to help alleviate problems associated with homelessness in the Marylebone area, in particular at the West LondonMission and the Marylebone Project for Homeless Women.
Jennie Blouet Director StreetSmart
Orion (Youth Orchestra) - A unique training experience for young musicians
The Club has served as an invaluable supporter of the Orion Orchestra over the past years. Through both the financial support of the club, as well as the voluntary support of its members, Orion’s work in London - and particularly in the Marylebone area - has been able to reach more people than ever.
This year, The Rotary Club of St Marylebone lent its financial support to our ‘Noisy Notes’ concert at the Royal Academy of Music, in which TV’s Sue Perkins conducts a special concert for children. The aim of 'Noisy Notes’ is to give the experience of a full symphony orchestra to children who wouldn’t otherwise get the chance, working with local primary schools, and Marylebone’s well-known instrument shops to arrange instrument try-outs. This brilliant initiative would not have been possible without The Rotary’s support, for which we are enormously grateful.
Toby Purser Artistic Director Orion Orchestra
The David Nott Foundation - Established in 2015 to provide training for local medical and nursing teams in conflict and disaster zones throughout the world
The Club generously donated £2,000 to the David Nott Foundation in March 2018. The donation contributed toward a scholarship for a young Palestinian surgeon from the West Bank, Mariam. Mariam attended the Foundation’s Hostile Environment Surgical Training course in Ramallah in March 2017 so it was a great pleasure to be able to support her to come to the UK for further training on the course David Nott directs at the Royal College of Surgeons of England; Surgical Training for Austere Environments.
Eleanor Nott CEO The David Nott Foundation
In addition, we shall honour our Club's obligations to the Rotary Foundation with the "End Polio Now" campaign and other local and national charities.
Prevuious projects include:
A new minibus for the Portman Early Childhood Centre for socially deprived children in the Church Street Ward of Marylebone
Help for KIDS - a home learning charity for severely disabled children
The Club micro-financed a group of poor women in a Mexican village, to buy raw materials for a range of artisan products that they manufactured and sold in the markets. The project enabled the women to provide food and shelter for their families.