Community Support Projects
Children with additional needs will benefit from new play equipment, thanks to money raised by Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotary Club.
A major boost to the provision of free smoke alarms to vulnerable Suffolk residents has come from a new initiative launched by our club.
The first batch of 240 alarms purchased by the Stowmarket Gipping Valley club has now been handed over to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. The alarms will be installed in homes in Mid-Suffolk where the occupants are elderly, disabled or single parent families.
The picturesque village of Rattlesden will be looking even more attractive next spring when a thousand new daffodils bloom along the River Rat.
RESIDENTS living in Old Newton are being offered Safer Home Visits by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.
In partnership with Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotary Club, who are providing funding, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is giving Old Newton residents the opportunity to participate in a trial project, identifying those in need of direct support and advice from the service.
Thirty unsung heroes were honoured for their contribution to local life at the 2011 Mid Suffolk Community Achievement awards ceremony.
The awards scheme, originally set up by Mid Suffolk District Council, was this year jointly organised by the council and Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotary Club.
Two Modern Apprentices from Stowmarket's PPG Industries plant have successfully completed a training course in leadership skills run by the Rotary International movement.
Residents of Jubilee Court home for the elderly in Stowupland now have a courtyard garden to enjoy, thanks to the efforts of members of the Gipping Valley Rotary Club.
Residents of the historic Elmswell almshouses have some new facilities, thanks to a day of hard work by a group of Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotarians.
Eight members of the club spent a Saturday constructing steps and a ramp to improve access to the road and also planting 100 yew plants to create a hedgerow along the back of the almshouse gardens.
Members of Gipping Rotary Club gave up two days of their time to redecorate the Stowmarket Community Resource Centre operated by East Suffolk Mind.
The mental health charity's Ipswich Street centre was badly in need of a spruce-up, and the club volunteered to do the job over the weekend while it was closed.
"We are ever so grateful for the voluntary work put in by our friends in Rotary," said centre manager Rick Keating-Fedders. "It has helped us give the place a clean, warm and friendly atmosphere."