1 %
£10.00
raised of £1,000 target
by 1 supporters
Donate
John Kay avatar
John Kay

"Friends Together" befriending Scheme

Fundraising for Rotary Club of Rochdale Trust Company

1 %
£10.00
raised of £1,000 target
by 1 supporters
Donate
  • Event: John Kay's fundraising

Rotary Club of Rochdale Trust Company

It supports the Polio Plus Project to eradicate polio from the world, Rochdale Connections Trust which trains mentors to help disaffected youngsters, the NSPCC, The Spring Hill Hospice, The British Heart foundation, Banardos, "Friends in Mind" and the charity "Together" which befriends people with mental handicaps, and other Rotary Charities

Charity Registration No. 1120313

Story

"Friends Together" befriending scheme

 

Rotarian Mike Tomkinson is a Community Mental Health Worker with the national charity "Together" which is the oldest mental health charity in the country.
Mike is also the Convenor of the Community Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Rochdale and has identified an area of service where we can make a real difference to the lives of a few members of the community
Mike and his colleagues at “Together” are training and vetting some of the members of our Rotary Club so that they are qualified to befriend people with mental health problems who otherwise feel isolated and lonely.

Qualified Rotarians will commit themselves to befriend a client for about an hour once every two weeks. Not an onerous commitment but valuable support to help the recovery of someone who is struggling to make meaningful contact with friends in the community and who needs to increase their feelings of confidence, self-esteem and well-being.

This scheme is only just beginning but it is hoped that it can be widened to recruit participants in Rochdale from outside Rotary and that it can be duplicated by other Rotarians across the North West and beyond

All funds raised by this page will be applied to that end

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Photos

1
  • Stand at District Conference 2009

Supporters

1