Community and Vocational Committee

This very active group is responsible for addressing the needs of both the local community and supporting UK charities throughout the country.

Its primary objectives are to give active support to the elderly, homeless and deprived people in our local community through either direct assistance or indirectly through donations to charities involved in this work.

The committee also organises vocational visits for club members and their guests.

Among the many events we organise are:-

Seniors Day Out

A group of seniors are picked up at their homes by Rotarians in their cars and taken out for the day to some place of interest. They are then taken to a pub or restaurant for lunch prior to being returned home, tired but happy, after an extremely sociable day out.

A number of our guests also enjoy a weekly lunch and social at Christchurch where we collect them to return to their homes afterwards.

Christmas Carol Concert

Local seniors are taken to Clifton College for a wonderful concert featuring the school orchestra and choir which includes a very popular sing-song of carols and old favourites.

The high quality of the student’s performance and the enthusiasm they clearly have for entertaining their aged audience will leave an indelible memory in those who enjoyed it so much.

Mince pies and a hot drink are the final treat for our guests before we return them to their homes.

christmas carol collage

Homeless People

We support homeless people through donations to local hostels and have an annual clothing collection on behalf of the Salvation Army.

The following is a list of projects that the committee has organised or supported during the last few years.

Projects include:

  • Christmas Carol Concert
  • Community Vocation Awards
  • Swimarathon
  • Stroke Awareness (Know your blood pressure)
  • Seniors Out
  • Salvation Army clothing collection
  • Christ Church lifts
  • Used computer collections
  • Julian Trust – Christmas raffle
  • Vocational visits (e.g. Downs nature walk, Avonmouth docks, Bristol Blue Glass, Life skills Centre, Bristol Airport)

Donations include:

  • Link Age, Bristol
  • Cerebral Palsy Plus
  • Have Stick Will Travel
  • Emmaus, Bristol
  • British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities
  • Caring at Christmas, Bristol
  • Jessie May Trust
  • Great Western Air Ambulance
  • Crisis Centre Ministries
  • Smiling Eyes
  • Julian Trust
  • Life Skills
  • Changing Tunes
  • The Rainbow Centre
  • Life Education Centre
  • Avon Riding for the Disabled

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