Projects

These are the projects currently being undertaken, under development or have been carried out in the past. Details of each project, if avaiable, can be accessed by clicking on the blue link.

Current Projects

Not the Great North Run - Sunday 13th September.

Our project is Not the Great North Run - NTGNR - but to walk the distance of a Marathon in just under two hours. It is a simple and easy task designed to get our members out into the fresh air and doing something for the

community. The object is to raise money for the Tynedale Hospice at Home (90%) and other Rotary Charities (10%) by 26 Rotarians each walking just over a mile to complete in total the Marathon distance. We have asked each participant to raise at least £25 in sponsorship so in total we hope to raise at least £650.

The event, with careful social distancing, will take place on Tyne Green in Hexham on the afternoon of Sunday 13th September and will be started by Carol Malia of BBC Look North.

If you would like to help, we have a JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/rotary-hexham

This is our first endeavour to raise money during lockdown and we hope to follow it with bigger and bolder schemes in the future.

 

Charity Christmas Cards - our special Hexham designs.

The club has prepared a selection of Christmas Cards featuring scenes from around Hexham that can be bought in small quantities for personal use or can have particular messages inside for larger users. Click here for more info.

Disaster Fund

At the end of 2018, the club decided that it should create a Disaster Fund so that it could respond quickly to disasters anywhere in the world. More Information.

New Cancer Treatment

We are looking to prepare a project to raise over £40,000 to fund a machine to help in cancer research. This project is in its early stages but will fund vital cancer research. As soon as we have concrete proposals we will publish them and seek donations to help us.

 

Polio Eradication.
This is an ongoing project that will continue until Polio is eliminated world wide. More information

Past Projects

Christmas Cards

We supply both individuals and companies with Christmas Cards. More information.

Jack Charlton Memorial Garden.

This was a project with the Queen Elizabeth High School. More available here.

Lençóis in Brazil

This was a project where we helped a student, Natercia Correia, complete a 3 month project in Brazil. More info

Acomb Pit Heap Wood.

This is a project to help reclaim old mine workings. More information

Crocuses for Polio.

A country wide fundraiser for Polio. More information.

Spectacles for Vision Aid.

Led by Hexham Rotarian Adel Khudarieh, staff at Dickinson Optometrists in Hexham are involved in assisting the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) in its drive to assist people with poor eyesight in some of the poorest areas of the world. More information