Keswick Rotarians have a proud history of delivering international aid projects and supporting small UK charities that work overseas.
These charities, staffed by volunteers, achieve a “big bang for the buck” and have transformed countless lives. Diverse in their impact they share a common theme; all are driven by people passionate about improving the quality of life for those living in poverty or without access to healthcare we take for granted.
Our projects and supported charities include:
We contribute to international aid projects around the world. Responding to global emergencies we raise much needed funds through our wishing wells, located at Fitz Park and the corner of Main Street in the town.
On an ongoing basis, we support the UK based charity Shelterbox, who provide emergency shelter and survival equipment for families in the wake of disaster.
We organise several social events each year to raise funds for our charities and projects with a strong emphasis on having fun. Past events have included Car Treasure Hunts, BBQs and an annual International Supper Evening at Portinscale Village Hall.
more The "Million Birr" Grant Project in Ethiopia
more Meeting basic needs for light, education and healthcare in remote mountain communities
more Curing cataract blindness amongst India's forgotten poor in Bihar province
more Supporting the young people of Sri Lankan Tea Estates to achieve a brighter future
more Providing sanitation and a market garden for a secondary school in Kwa Zulu Natal