Rotakids is the junior branch of the Rotarians, where the children have a duty to the local community and make a promise to that effect. Part of that promise is to raise money for good causes but they are also encouraged to help within their local community. This could be working in a hospice, helping at a hospital etc. As we are a small village we are trying to run it as a school club and we need to consider a local charity that we could support through work rather than by fund-raising.
This year, Rotakids will be raising funds for The Airfield Volunteer Fire Service (AVFS).
The Airfield Volunteer Fire Service (AVFS) was set up in 1994 to provide Fire Cover on flying days for The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden Aerodrome near Biggleswade.
Our new Rotakids have started their National Fundraising project "Purple 4 Polio". They are preparing potted crocus corms and hope to sell as Christmas gifts.
The Rotakids had their first fundraising event on 9th February, to raise money for a leprosy hospital in India and it was a great success! The children raised over £50 from selling some rather delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
Rotakids Service Work
Our year three and four Rotakids are doing a fantastic job offering their services to All Saints’ Church. So far they have cleared moss, weeds and raked mole hills. The grounds look so clean and tidy! We are saving the indoor jobs for a rainy day – brass and silver polishing, dusting and clearing bat poo!