Australian Projects

Australian Projects 2017-08-18T16:45:01+00:00

Foodbank

Since 2015, we have collected food and cash donations outside Coles Sandringham which are distributed locally and within Victoria by Foodbank. Thanks to our local community, this bi-yearly collection is continuing to grow with an amazing 8000 meals distributed so far. More information

Helping Bayside Learn To Drive

How does a learner get 120 hours if they don’t have access to a car or supervising driver? The state-wide L2P program can help but has too few cars. Together with Bendigo bank, we donated one. Read more.

Sandringham Life Saving Club

We were delighted to purchase a beach wheelchair to support Sandringham lifesaving club in their mission to commence the Starfish Nipper program in 2017. The program provides young people with disabilities, access to sand and water and aims to educate on beach safety and water awareness skills.

More information

Mental Health Research

In 2016, Greg Ross in partnership with Rotary Clubs of Victoria founded an annual fundraising event for mental health research. The event celebrates hat day and encourages holding an event wearing an eye-catching hat.

Each year approximately 1-in-5 Australians will experience a mental illness and in order to help future generations of young Australians, we need to look ahead through research and find out how we can prevent this type of illness occurring.

The Rotary Club of Sandringham is a proud supporter of the event. Further information

Angel Flight

Angel Flight is a charity that coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with the triple trouble of bad health, poor finances and daunting distance.

All flights are free and may involve patients travelling to medical facilities anywhere in Australia.

Read more about the great work done by Angel flights

Raised Garden Beds

For those unable to garden due to  infirmity and/or disability.

Working with Bayside Council we are helping people to get active in their gardens. We have had a enthusiastic response to our first few recipients.

Read more about this fantastic local project.

Bayside Police Get On Their Bikes

Police bicycle patrols provide greater visibility and engagement with the community.

Those Bikes were provided by Sandringham Rotary Club.

Swags for the Homeless

We bought 24 swags for the homeless living along the foreshore.

The swags were distributed by BAYCISS