Home

Gina Fielding of the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust receives cheque from Jim Donnan President of The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett PhoenixEach Rotary year the President names one or more charities to be supported by the Phoenix Rotary Club. One of the charities chosen by this year's President Jim Donnan is the Forget-Me-Not Trust.

The West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust is a local charitable trust whose aims are to raise funds to build and run a children's respite centre and hospice in West Yorkshire.

At our Club's evening meeting of Thursday 5th March 2009 our guest speaker was Gina Fielding, Community Fund Raiser, for the Forget-Me-Not Trust. She spoke passionately about the local need for specific, purpose built facilities and specialist support for children with terminal illness and for their parents, brothers and sisters too.

Gina brought us up to date with the Trust's progress. Encompassing the acquisition of suitably located land, with sufficient space for the new hospice, respite centre buildings and for the all important gardens. Various problems with planning permission have been successfully overcome but, sensibly, building will not commence until funding is fully raised for both the building work and the the cost of running the facility for the first year after opening.

Previous speakers have mentioned the poor levels of grant funding for running an adult hospice but, apparently, help with funding a children's hospice is even less! Fundraising for the Trust will be a permanent necessity going forward.

The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix were proud to present Gina with a cheque for


Rotary International
Theme 2016
-17

download


Horbury Show Website

HSMod


Emley African Schools
Website

EASMod


Rotary Navigation Walk
Website

RNWMod