Rotary Supporting Our Community
The following charities have benefited from funds raised from previous Pedal the Peel cycling events.
Youth Insearch is a community organisation that coordinates weekend programs focused on resolving adolescent issues at a peer level for young people aged between 12-17 years.
It is a grass roots, early-intervention program, which works alongside welfare agencies, schools and local police to identify 'at-risk' youth that will benefit from the program. We aim to reduce crime, substance abuse, binge drinking and prevent suicide in young people, as well as enhance self-esteem and productivity through empowering youth.
Billabong Clubhouse assists adults with a mental illness in developing the skills and confidence necessary to lead satisfying and productive lives.
This assistance is provided via recovery-focused programs designed to empower and support it's members.
We are one of over 400 clubhouses worldwide, and part of a strong network of Australian Clubhouse.
Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS) has been assisting the community for 40yrs. We pride ourselves in the support provided to victims of domestic and family violence. This funding will allow for Individual and group therapeutic support as a valuable addition to the current educational Domestic Violence workshops offered. This project has shown it has the potential to significantly improve longer-term outcomes for Women and their Children.
Rotary Lodge is located at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital and was built by the combined Rotary clubs in 1980. The lodge provides accommodation for the relatives of people who have been admitted to Emergency. In recent years however the self-contained units have been unable to be utilised due to leaking showers, with the Rotary Club of Tamworth Sunrise able to renovate two of the units in 2018. The funding from Pedal the Peel 2019 will allow the club to complete the renovation of the additional two units and get this facility back providing a service to the wider community.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House aims to support the ever-changing needs of seriously ill children and their families. Having being first established in 1974 in Philadelphia, USA, the Ronald McDonald House charity now operates out of 43 countries. The Ronald McDonald House in Tamworth houses 150 families per year. This will be the major charity in 2021, with most of the funds raised being given to the Ronald McDonald House. The Tamworth House gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families. The house is a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families with children receiving treatment at Tamworth Hospital.