Exhibitor List

Meet the organisations exhibiting at Volunteer Expo Live.


Who you can expect

Nothing can replicate the experience of a live event. Meeting new people, making meaningful connections and sharing ideas is extra special when done in person.

We have been honoured to welcome some fantastic organisations to our the Exhibition at Volunteer Expo Live. Have a look at some of the charities, not-for-profits and community organisations that we have taken part in our event!

Advanced Communities

Advanced Communities is a Salesforce consultancy, specialising in Experience (Community) Cloud. We are leaders in Experience Cloud development with the most popular and highest rated Community components on AppExchange. Involved with Salesforce since 2010, we know the product inside out, including all the latest features and trends, and best practices.

Website: www.advancedcommunities.com


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Age UK

Age UK is the UK’s leading charity for older people. We’re here with expert advice, support and local services for older people and their families. That’s only possible with the help of over 40,000 incredible volunteers, doing many different roles. Come chat to us about how you can get involved.

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk


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Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We’re focusing our energies in four key areas of action:

  • Understand the diseases that cause dementia
  • Diagnose people earlier and more accurately
  • Reduce risk
  • Treat dementia effectively

Together, we’ll bring about breakthroughs that change lives.

Website: www.alzheimersresearchuk.org


Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.

As the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK, we are calling on everyone to unite. Working together we know we will achieve our vision - a world without dementia.

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk


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AmbaCare Solutions is a Social Enterprise Agency delivering projects that promote wellbeing, helping people to build resilience to enable them to deal with the challenges in the emotional, physical, social, financial, occupational, spiritual, intellectual and environmental (including housing) aspects of their lives that impact on their health & wellbeing.

Website: www.amba-uk.org

APS Support UK

APS is a life-threatening autoimmune condition that can cause strokes, heart attacks, blood clots on the lung and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

APS is the most significant treatable cause of recurrent miscarriage, and is also associated with high rates of stillbirth, pre–eclampsia, low weight babies and premature births.

Website: www.aps-support.org.uk


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Army Cadet Force

For action and adventure, fun and friendship, the Army Cadet Force is hard to beat. With nearly 39,000 cadets (aged 12-18) and 9,000 adults in over 1,600 locations in every corner of the United Kingdom, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. It is also one of the oldest tracing its history back to 1859.

Website: www.armycadets.com


Asian Community Concern

Asian Community Concern helps the vulnerable women who are suffering from domestic violence and abuse. We build a relationship of love and trust with the women in need and provide counselling and advice to reach out the wider community for help. By giving training and skill education we empower the women to build their confidence, identity and self-worth and reach their personal potential to work.

Website: www.asiancommunityconcern.co.uk


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Barnardo’s protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children. Our volunteers make what we do possible. Whether volunteering in a shop, fundraising or working directly with children, our volunteers make a huge difference to children’s lives. Speak to us about opportunities to join our volunteer team.

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk


The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch brings millions of people together on the first weekend in June, to share food, have fun and get to know their neighbours and communities a little better. If you want to make friends, feel proud of where you live and gain confidence, come and chat to us!

Website: www.edenprojectcommunities.com


Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK: the only national charity dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by bipolar. We provide a comprehensive peer support service for people affected by bipolar, acting as the voice of our community to change public attitudes; enabling people affected by bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential.

Website: www.bipolaruk.org


Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust

NHS Charities Together are the national independent charity caring for the NHS. With a network of over 230 NHS charities across the UK we provide the extra support that staff, patients and volunteers need to help the NHS go further.

We will be joining Birmingham Community Healthcare Charity, who are offering volunteering opportunities for young people (16-18) to gain vital experience in healthcare in the NHS.

Website: www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk


Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC)

BVSC is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people in Birmingham. By supporting a robust voluntary and community sector informed by the lived experience of local people, we enable organisations and individuals to engage for good and deliver social change through volunteering, partnership and social action.

Website: www.bvsc.org


Bloodhound Education

A registered charity using hands-on workshops in schools and from its education centre to focus students’ interest in science and technology and highlight its importance in everyday life. Extending classroom activities to include practical engineering ensures interest for a wide range of abilities. Typical annual engagement of 36,000 students.

Website: www.bloodhoundeducation.com


British Naturism

British Naturism is the UK’s internationally recognised organisation for Naturism. British Naturism actively engages, promotes & supports clothes free living through membership and events.

Website: www.bn.org.uk


British Red Cross

We are the world's largest humanitarian organisation supporting people in the UK and across the world to get the help they need when crisis strikes. Volunteer with us to help vulnerable people and make a difference in your community. We have roles to suit everyone, no matter how much time you have to give or whatever your experience.

Website: www.redcross.org.uk


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The Burns Price Foundation

The Burns Price Foundation makes grants to young people between the ages of 11 and 18. We particularly support projects initiated by young people who want to change lives for good. Grants from £100 to a maximum of £5,000 are awarded for adult-supervised projects that are for the public benefit and have a community-enhancing purpose.

Website: www.burnspricefoundation.org.uk


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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK the world’s leading independent cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. While many people support us through donations, others volunteer their time, skills, energy, voice or fundraise to help us beat cancer. We have over 40,000 volunteers supporting our work and couldn’t exist without their generosity.

Website: www.cancerresearchuk.org


Carers Trust Solihull

Providing support and advice to unpaid carers in the Solihull Borough. Offering respite, groups, assessments, workshops and day trips to carers from age 5 upwards.

Website: www.solihullcarers.org


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Carers UK

As the UK's national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change. We connect carers so no-one has to care alone. We provide information, advice and support. We campaign for lasting change, and we innovate to find new ways to support carers.

Website: www.carersuk.org


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Christian Aid

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Website: www.christianaid.org.uk


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice offers free, confidential and independent advice. Our national charity and network of independent charities offer advice online, over the phone and in person. We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward- whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk


Colostomy UK

Colostomy UK SUPPORTS and EMPOWERS people living with a stoma and those who care for them. By providing peer to peer support through our amazing volunteers; 24-hour helpline, befriending service, information, and support literature. Running and delivering practical and educational awareness workshops and sessions. We will make the World #StomaAware.

Website: www.colostomyuk.org


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Communities Prepared

Communities Prepared is a national community resilience programme that equips communities nationwide with the knowledge and tools to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from, flooding and severe weather emergencies. Led by the charity Groundwork South, the programme provides community volunteers with in-person and online training, advice and support.

Website: www.communitiesprepared.org.uk


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Community Heartbeat Trust

The Community Heartbeat Trust are the UK’s leading charity in the provision of community defibrillator solutions. We work to a high standard and ensure governance, sustainability and resilience are addressed in all projects, and the project will be as good in 10 years’ time as day one.

Website: www.communityheartbeat.org.uk


Connect by Rotary

Connect by Rotary is an impact platform that united purpose-driven people through mentorship opportunities, knowledge sharing, and volunteer matching to advance careers, causes and communities for good.

Website: connect.rotary.org/home


We are the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Website: www.crisis.org.uk


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Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses provide the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need. We believe that everyone who needs the support of a specialist dementia nurse should get one.

Website: www.dementiauk.org


Emirates Foundation

Emirates Foundation is a national organisation of the United Arab Emirates, set up to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to unite social responsibility across the UAE. The Foundation works with public and private sector partners to meet national goals, respond to society’s most pressing challenges.

Website: www.emiratesfoundation.ae



GoCrisis responds to crises and disasters around the world. We work with airlines, resource companies, hotel groups, rail, maritime, governments and more. We rely on people like you to support affected people by providing information and care. Please join our team and make a difference!

Website: www.gocrisis.com


Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs provides support to those living with a visual impairment, as well as supporting research, raising awareness and campaigning for the visually impaired. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support, they need to live their lives to the full. We have over 14,000 volunteers in the Guide Dogs Family, come chat to us to see how you can join them.

Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk


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Home-Start UK

Home-Start UK is a network of 13,500 trained volunteers, supporting 56,000 children and 27,000 families a year in local communities across the UK. Whether it’s our home-visiting, family groups, administrative, fundraising or corporate volunteering roles you are interested in, please come and have a chat with us and find out how you can join our family of Home-Start volunteers.

Website: www.home-start.org.uk


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International Health Partners (IHP)

IHP is Europe's largest coordinator of donated medicines, enabling healthcare companies and aid agencies to support patients who cannot otherwise access medicines they need. IHP ships donations to fuel humanitarian work in the world’s poorest and most challenging places, including Essential Health Packs for short-term healthcare projects and disaster responses.

Website: www.ihpuk.org


Joint Civil Aid Corps

The Corps is a voluntary Civil Defence (Emergency Support) organisation focused on supporting communities and emergency services. As volunteers, all train as Civil Defence generalists before specialising in one of a variety of roles. All take part in training and activities to overcome challenging situations whilst developing skills, building friendships, and creating memorable experiences.

Website: jcac.org.uk

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Marie Curie

We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.

We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.

Website: www.mariecurie.org.uk


Mary's Meals

Mary’s Meals works with local communities to set up school feeding programmes in places where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. Together we are helping over 1.8 million children in 19 countries to learn, thrive and find hope in the classroom. With 64 million children still missing out on an education and millions attending school too hungry to concentrate and learn, our work is only just beginning.

Website: www.marysmeals.org.uk


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Mercy Ships

2/3 people cannot access safe surgery when they need it. Mercy Ships is working to tackle this crisis. We operate the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe medical care to sub-Saharan Africa. We have visited 56 countries, providing services worth over £1.2billion and trained 42,250 local professionals.

Website: www.mercyships.org.uk


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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties, and a critical care car which is based in Birmingham and the Black Country.

We rely on support from the public and local businesses to raise the £9 million needed to remain operational.

Website: www.midlandsairambulance.com


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MND Association

MND Association volunteers provide crucial support for people affected by motor neurone disease throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Based in local communities, together,  they provide direct support and information, raise awareness, campaign for change, and raise money for local people and for research to find a cure.

Website: www.mndassociation.org


National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Charity Partner

Made up of a diverse community of over 14,000 member organisations, NCVO provides expert support, resources and advice to the sector. They helping their members to further their impact and ensure they are represented, considered and understood by government and policy-makers.

Website: www.ncvo.org.uk


NHS Blood and Transplant - Give Blood

We always need new donors. Let us take you through the steps to becoming a donor, finding out your blood type and booking that first appointment. Do something amazing, give blood.

Website: www.blood.co.uk



The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. We’ve been here for children for over 100 years – we strive to make a difference in everything we do. Between 2016 and 2021, we’ve helped make 6.6. million children safer from abuse.

Website: www.nspcc.org.uk


Pen Museum

By visiting the Pen Museum, you will discover a wide range of fascinating objects and details that help tell the story of Birmingham’s pen trade and its important legacy including the link between a prominent pen manufacturer (Josiah Mason) and the establishment of the University of Birmingham.

Website: www.penmuseum.org.uk

Peter Curbishley - How to be a Successful Trustee

Peter is the author of How to be a Successful Trustee which brings a fresh perspective to the role of trustee. He provides a range of practical advice to help new or current trustees in their work in a range of not for profit organisations.


Prison Advice and Care Trust

Pact is a pioneering national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. We provide caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community.

Website: www.prisonadvice.org.uk

Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers young people to create positive change in their local communities and around the world. Rotaract supports its members in becoming the leaders of tomorrow. When you join Rotaract, you join the global family of Rotary, with 1.2 million Rotarians and 200.000 Rotaractors worldwide.

Website: www.rotaract.org.uk


Rotary clubs of Lea Valley

Volunteering for busy people. Rotary clubs in the Lea Valley work together on this project to make volunteering simpler. You could register to help at community events and projects when you have time. An initiative by the Rotary clubs of Amwell, Broxbourne, Hertford, Hertford Shires and Ware based in the Lea Valley, Hertfordshire.

Website: www.leavalleyrotary.org


Rotary Club of Stevenage with Just Be A Child

Together with ‘Just be a Child’ we rescue unwanted books and send them to Kenya where they are housed in shipping container libraries and read by thousands of children who’ve never seen a book before. We rely on volunteers in the UK to help us raise funds and collect books.

Website: www.stevenagerotary.org.uk and www.justbeachild.org.uk


Rotary Ride

Saddle up for the Rotary Ride fundraising event for Prostate Cancer UK, Prostate Scotland, Prostate Cymru and the Irish Cancer Society as well as your local prostate cancer charities.

Website: www.rotarygbi.org/ride


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Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA)

The RAF Association is one of the leading providers of welfare assistance providing support to serving and veteran RAF personnel and their families. Our vision is to ensure that their sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty, loneliness or isolation.

Website: www.rafa.org.uk


Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards are busier than ever, rescuing thousands of people and saving hundreds of lives around the coasts of the UK and Ireland every year.

Website: www.rnli.org


Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

Event Partner

Royal Voluntary Service is one of Britain’s largest volunteering charities. Today, our volunteers’ time is spent easing pressure on the NHS and supporting Britain’s ageing population to live healthier and happier lives. The support our 18,000 volunteers provide, from setting up a regular lunch club to mobilising patients on hospital wards, help make lives better, communities stronger and relieve pressure on overstretched public services.

Website: www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk


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RSPB - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too. Nature is in big trouble, but we've got big plans to save it. Be a part of something big.

Website: www.rspb.org.uk



Event Partner

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organisation. We provide families whose lives have been devastated by disaster, the tools and training to rebuild.

Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend time with those affected to make sure we can offer the right support at the right time to help them recover.

Website: www.shelterbox.org


Smile Train

Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Since 1999, Smile Train has supported safe and quality cleft care for 1.5+ million children in 90+ countries and will continue to do so until every person in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve. Smile Train's sustainable model empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care.

Website: www.smiletrain.org.uk


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St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn first aid and how to save a life though our training, education and youth programmes. We are a team of 18,000 volunteers and 1,600 employees, united by our goal of saving and improving lives through first aid.

Website: www.sja.org.uk


Tempo Time Credits

Event Partner

Tempo Time Credits are a charity which exists to enable organisations to recognise the valuable contribution that volunteers make in society.

Website: www.wearetempo.org


Three Rings

Three Rings provides volunteer and rota management software for charitable organisations. We’re a volunteer-run, non-profit company: our members donate their professional skills to deliver excellent, reliable service that keeps your annual subscription to a minimum. Established 2002, we support over 550 charities, enabling nearly 6 million hours of volunteer contribution each year.

Website: www.threerings.org.uk


Tools With A Mission

We are a UK Charity with a mission to empower people in Africa living in poverty to create their own livelihoods. We do this by sending kits of tools to be used in skills training centres, offering a way to put poverty in the past and to begin sustainable careers.

Website: www.twam.uk


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Utility Aid

Utility Aid is one of the largest energy brokers operating in the UK, and the only one operating entirely in the not-for-profit and charity sector. We specialise in energy procurement and cost recovery. We also provide other ancillary services including but not limited to Voiding and COT support.

Website: www.utility-aid.co.uk


The Virtual Doctors

The Virtual Doctors are a UK-based charity with a Zambian & Malawian operation. We use a Smartphone App to connect rural health care centres with volunteer Doctors, based in the UK. The volunteer doctors offer advice to diagnose conditions, treat patients, prescribe medicine, and reduces the number of hospital referrals.

Website: www.virtualdoctors.org


Vision for Volunteering is a new 10-year cross-sector strategy to outline the future of volunteering. Led by five partner organisations, the vision will outline what is needed to ensure volunteering can continue to make a big impact for the next decade – and beyond. Watch the launch of the vision on Friday at 12.00 on the Main Stage.

Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters believes everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We work with local communities, bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. Visit our stand to find out more about ideas on how we can collaborate with your organisation, find local projects near you, get advice on starting a project in your area or speak to one of our employee volunteering team.

Website: www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk


West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service is the second largest fire and rescue service in England. Our vision is to support our communities to be “Safer, Stronger and Healthier”. Our Prevention Advocate Volunteers help us to deliver our prevention activities and promote key safety messages to those most vulnerable within our communities.

Website: www.wmfs.net


West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust

The West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust, working alongside the Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust and the City of Wolverhampton Regenerating Buildings Preservation Trust, are charities based in the West Midlands whose combined mission is to save, sustain, and champion historic buildings at risk for the benefit of our local communities.

Website: www.wmhbt.org.uk/blog


Rotary projects

Volunteer Expo Live is hosted by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland, one of the world's largest membership and humanitarian organisations.

As part of our exhibition, we'll be showcase a host of incredible Rotary-derived projects and charities who are changing lives locally, and around the world.


Aquabox was founded in 1992. It is a volunteer-led, Rotary charity based in Derbyshire, and has a long and successful history of helping those in desperate conditions gain access to safe drinking water. Our filters turn contaminated water into water that is safe to drink, cook with and wash in

Website: www.aquabox.org


CALMED - Rotarians stop mothers dying

CALMED stands for Collaborative Action in Lowering of Maternity Encountered Deaths. This project is preventing maternal and new-born mortality in under served countries.

Website: www.calmedrotary.org


Disaster Aid UK & Ireland

Disaster Aid UK & Ireland is one of the founding partners of Disaster Aid International (DAI). DAI is an international organisation, involving Rotary clubs around the world, with the mission to respond to disasters with the supply of humanitarian aid to the affected communities and/or individuals. Their aim is also to provide an infrastructure that allows affected communities to regain their normal lives.

Website: www.disasteraiduk.org


Global Sight Solutions

Global Sight Solutions is an avoidable blindness charity. It was registered by members of the Guildford Rotary Club, the aim being to work with Rotary clubs in the developing world and together establish financially sustainable eye hospitals which can provide a full range of eye care, free to the world’s poorest.

Website: www.globalsightsolutions.org


Literacy in a Box

Education is a child’s right. It is the only way children have a chance of working their way out of poverty, to have a better future. But, conflict, disease, famine, flood and disasters conspire to prevent millions of children from exercising that right. Literacy in a Box is a project designed to give orphans and the children of desperately poor families around the world a better life through education.

Website: www.literacyinabox.org.uk



Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania aims to raise funds to provide chemically impregnated nets, insecticides and medicines as well as HaemaCue machines to check for malaria. Funding will be provided also for education and awareness through the training of local workers who will go into the villages to educate the local people in the way of symptoms, treatments and prevention.

Website: www.rotary-site.org/remit


Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS)

Rotary Action Group Against Slavery works to enable Rotarians to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking, and work with organisations that seek to end modern slavery and support survivors.

Website: ragas.online


Rotary Disaster Recovery Trust

The Rotary GB&I Disaster Recovery Trust offers a long term helping hand for communities affected by disaster both home and abroad. Rotary knows that helping rebuild communities in the long-term is just as important as responding to the immediate aftermath of disasters. Rotary can use the Trust’s funds to help in the long-term rebuilding of sustainable community development projects, both home and abroad.

Website: www.rotarygbi.org/disasterrecoverytrust


Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK)

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own charity. For over 100 years, it has spent over $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world. RFUK supports the aims of The Rotary Foundation by providing funding for its programmes in Great Britain and Ireland.

Website: www.rotarygbi.org/foundation


Rotary Jaipur Limb

Rotary Jaipur Limb’s principal activity is the raising of funds in order to finance limb camps and limb centres in Africa, the Indian sub-continent and other areas of the world in need of help, as determined by the trustees. This is achieved through donations from Rotary clubs, Inner Wheel clubs, other organisations and private individuals.

Website: www.rotary-site.org/jaipur-limb


Rotary Shoebox Scheme

Formed by Rotary members over 25 years ago to assist the orphans in Romania, gradually we have developed, to supply small acts of kindness in several countries in Eastern Europe, for people who are disadvantaged. We are all volunteers, with no paid employees, and have delivered over 1 million boxes since we started.

Website: www.rotaryshoebox.org


Rotary Water Projects - LifeStraw

As a Rotary charity we have been promoting LifeStraw as a product for safe clean drinking water for the last 15 years. LifeStraw® is a portable water filter that effectively removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. It requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water away from the home.

Website: www.eu.lifestraw.com

SightBox Trust

Sightbox Trust is a charity providing education through sport for the blind and visually impaired in the developing world. The aim is to develop skills and communication, increase confidence, encouragement to live an independent life and to foster and encourage entrepreneurship.

Website: www.sightboxtrust.co.uk

Tools for Self Reliance

Tools for Self Reliance is an international development charity in the United Kingdom which recycles and refurbishes tools and sewing machines and supplies them to partners in Africa in conjunction with training programmes.

Website: www.tfsr.org


Water Survival Box

A Rotary club-led rapid response for families with no access to safe drinking water and who have lost everything in a disaster. Volunteers undertake the management of the project and all practical work.

Website: www.watersurvivalbox.org


Wrap Up UK

Wrap Up UK is an annual project run by Rotary clubs working in partnership with Hands on London. Its sole aim is to collect warm coats for distribution to charities supporting people across the UK who struggle to keep warm during the winter months.

Website: www.wrapupuk.org