Flood Appeal

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Collection & Donations Amount Specific Donations
Street Collection (in our buckets) £3,305.60
Collection at Booths £1,939.96
Levens Choir Carol Singing £468.13
Collection at ASDA £825.29 Kendal Relief in Need Fund
Donation from our Charity Account £500.00
K Shoes Pensioners Club £250.00
Other (local) donations £310.00
RC of Chicester £2,000.00
RC of Chichester Priory £1,000.00
RC of Hemel Hempstead £1,000.00
Our and District 1190 funds £700.00 Kendal Food Bank - baby food, requisites & clothing
Via Kendal Rotary Club (plus) £12,298.98
KSW Street Collection £3,681.30
KSW Club Donation £2,000.00
Total via the two Rotary Clubs £17,980.28


  • Apart from the two specific donations noted above, all the remainder has been sent to the Cumbria Community Foundation, ring-fenced for use in Kendal and area.
  • President Martin heard from Rotary Clubs in Chichester who kindly sent donations to us. We do know that many other Clubs have sent donations to District 1190.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who helped with our Club's effort. Particular thanks go to: Peter A. Smith (overall coordination), Roger Downing (treasurer), Peter W.D. Smith (Booths and ASDA collections), Angie Biggs and Jennifer Crossley (Levens Choir collection). 
  • The Kendal Flood was 75cm higher than the previous record in 1898.

Minibus Emergency Boxes

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Presentation of minibus emergency boxOn 19th October President Martin handed over three Minibus Emergency Boxes to Sandgate Special School in Kendal.  The photo shows teacher Katie Lewis and children from the school.

The donation came from the realisation that if an accident happened to a minibus full of children, they would need equipment not currently carried on the school's buses.  The boxes contain Hi-viz vests, space blankets and a wind up torch and are labelled as a gift from Kendal Rotary Club.

The club is offering to prepare boxes labelled with the name of other clubs for them to present to local schools at a cost of £50.00 (plus postage and packing).

Charitable donations for year to June 2013

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Community Support and Charitable Donations
Kayak to London - sponsorship raised for:
Sandgate School, Kendal 1,930  
Al Wafa School, Muscat, Oman 2,633  
Springfield House - Women's Refuge 1,420  
Bendrigg Trust 800  
Alzheimers Society (UK and local) 525  
Marie Curie Cancer Care 502  
GNAS Air Ambulance 400  
Bay Search and Rescue 350  
Motor Neurone Disease Association 200  
Help for Heroes 200  
YMCA 150  
Stroke Association 100  
Mobility Trust 100  
Kendal College Students trip 100  
Small donations (twelve) 440  
Total 9,850

Youth Programs

Kids Day Out (Sandgate School) 940  
Young Athlete Sports Scholarships
Two for £250 and one for £100 in value 600  
Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA)


Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN) 395  
Young Photographer 175  
Youth Speaks 130  
Total 2,750

International Appeals and Programs

Shelterboxes 2,360  
The Rotary Foundation 1,588  
Indian Bus Project 102  
Total 4,050
Total Community, Youth and International help given