Fund raising events

Rotary in Action: Welcome to RCSI’s Plogga cleanup event on Långholmen starting at 10:00 on 8th April.

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If you are in the Stockholm area on 8th April then why not consider joining us for a couple of hours to help clean up Långholmen island and then to enjoy a tasty BBQ together.

We’re holding this “Plogga” clean up event in support of this year’s Rotary theme of focusing on environmental sustainability.

Plogga is a movement created and followed by people with an urge to live in a clean world (www.plogga.se). The word comes from the words picking up garbage and jogging mixed into one. Plocka (pick up) + jogga (jog) = Plogga. This is is exactly what Plogga is – picking up garbage while getting exercise in one form or another. Jog, walk, bike ride or even canoe if you like. All outdoor activities are allowed as long as you are able to pick up garbage as you get around.

We meet at Långholmsbadet on Långholmen at 10:00 where we’ll spend an hour plogging/cleaning up the island. Just after 11:00 we’ll then enjoy a barbecue back at Långholmsbadet. Please bring Swish or cash for the barbecue. Come as you are, in casual clothes or in trainers (if you want to jog). It may be a bit wet so we recommend robust shoes.

More details of the event can be found here

https://www.facebook.com/events/173368536619842/

Here’s a map showing the location of our meeting point at Långholmsbadet:

https://goo.gl/maps/gFHGNrigK252

This event should be a lot of fun, we’ll have the opportunity to meet new friends and importantly, we’ll be contributing directly to a better environment.

 

Current Service Projects · Fund raising events

Clean Water Project in Sohag, Egypt

Together with several other Rotary clubs in the Stockholm area and elsewhere we are pleased to announce our involvement in a Rotary Foundation supported Global Grant Project in Sohag, Egypt.

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Sohag is a district in southern Egypt where child mortality rates are high and where many villages in the district do not have direct access to drinking water . Women and children especially have to walk long distances to collect what is often contaminated water in buckets.

The goal of the project is to install pipelines to bring drinking water into the villages and to connect the houses to these pipelines. In this specific project, a pipeline is being built with a length of 6 635 metres. From this pipeline 182 houses will be connected thus supplying 1820 persons with clean drinking water.

Together with the other Rotary clubs in Stockholm that make up the International Project Group* (IPG) we aim to raise 2500 USD towards this project with our Rotary District then coming in to match this amount with an additional 2500 USD.

The main fund raising event for the project will take place in April, 2018. Please read here for details of the event and how you can participate.

* The IPG is made up of Stockholm-Sergel Rk, Stockholm-Ladugårdslandet Rk, Stockholm International Rc, Stockholm-Djurgården Rk and Rotaract Djurgården.

Fund raising events

Therapy Dog Research Project–Fund Raising Event, October 2015

On Friday 23rd October, 2015 our club organised a fund raising event at The Historical Museum in Stockholm in aid of a therapy dog research project the club has been involved in for the last 3 years.

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The event was very well attended and resulted in our club raising circa 16,000 SEK for the project. So we’d like to thank all those club members, other Rotarians and friends of SIRC who contributed to this fund raising effort.

We’d also like to thank our event sponsors, The History Museum, Stockholm for allowing us to hold our event in their premises, Gourmet Food AB  for providing the lovely Italian buffet, Treasury Wine Estates Sweden AB for supplying the drinks that were served and finally ICA Kvantum, Lidingö for providing the lottery prize.

Fund raising events

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Fund raising events

Golf tournament raises +14,000 SEK in aid of Karen orphans home in Thailand.

On Tuesday, 6th of September, the Stockholm International Rotary Club together with the Vita Nova Foundation held a golf tournament at the International Golf Club, Arlanda in aid of a home for Karen orphans in Hua Hin in Thailand run by the Connect3e organisation there. The event raised  a total of 14.710 SEK which will go towards providing a kitchen at the orphanage.

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Despite the bad weather in the early part of the day and the fact that the tournament was being held in the middle of the working week, quite a lot of people and players turned up. Not all took part in the tournament, some just went along to support the cause and participate in the prize giving ceremony and buffet afterwards.

Rich Lively, the Thailand National Director of Connect3e in Thailand flew over for the event and delivered an inspiring speech on the plight of the Karen people in Burma and on the work carried out by Connect3e. He also explained what the 3e’s in Connect3e stand for – Embrace , Educate, Empower.  Rich is not just fantastic fundraiser and a good preacher but also a very good golf player with a handicap of three! So he took the opportunity to participate in the event, spending time with each team as they went around the course.

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Golf is like no other sport. Everybody, whether they play golf or not has an attitude towards the game. There are just as many reasons to play as not to according to Olle Reimers, one of the co-owners of the International Golf club, Arlanda where the tournament was held. Olle and his partners generously offered us a discount on the course & buffet which helped us maximize the amount of money raised for the cause.

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The Karen ( pronounced Kar-an) people consists of many different subgroups not understanding each others languages. Their origin is obscure. According to one legend they crossed a river of sand (Gobi?). Or maybe they are indigenous to Burma. Anyway they arrived before the Burmese people who are now oppressing them. They did not have a written language. That was lost to them but according to legend one day it would be returned to them. Maybe this is one of the explanations as to why Christianity was so readily accepted by many of them. About 30% of the Karen people belong to different Christian denominations while the rest lean towards Buddhism and Animism. The Karen people have for decades suffered forced resettlement and labour, incarceration, denial of political representation and citizenship in Burma among other human rights. Violations that have led thousands of Karen to move or flee to Thailand. Many are refugees displaced from their burning villages. Among them the orphans that now will have a new kitchen thanks to SIRC and the Vita Nova Foundation fund raising activities of the last 12 months.

Vita Nova is a small society of only six people that believe that small projects can go a long way and make a big difference. If you want to know more about them click on www.vitanovafoundation.org. They have so far built houses, classrooms for homeless people in the Philippines, contributed to an Indian school for the blind and an orphanage in Nicaragua. It takes very, very little to go a long way.

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The prize list for the golf tournament was very impressive indeed with ten different categories and eight lucky draw prizes .So just about every participant went away with one prize. A great thank you to all those organisations and individuals who donated the prizes.

 

All in all a very successful fund-raising event held jointly between SIRC and The Vita Nova Foundation.

Helen Vitell & Nick Thompson