Rotary/YTFC Get Pedalling Charity Causes 2014

The three charities jointly supported by Rotary and YTFC for the 2014 event are as follows.

1. Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. To do this they have changed their name so that they can raise awareness and reach more men. They are the leading UK charity for men with prostate cancer and prostate problems.They support men, provide information, fund research and above all lead change.

2. St Margarets Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice is your local charity committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Their care is available for those who have a terminal or life-limiting illness, for example cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease. In 2010 St. Margaret's celebrated 30 Years of Caring for the people of Somerset.

Through their medical expertise, nursing skills and specialist support services, they offer physical, emotional, social and spiritual care to their patients and their families. Bereavement support is also available.

Their services are also available to patients where their specialist knowledge, skills and expertise will provide relief for their specific illness, such as symptom control, breathlessness management, lymphedema treatment, physiotherapy and occupational and complementary therapies.

3. Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust

Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust is a charitable Trust that delivers a wide range of sports related initiatives across Somerset and Dorset. Working in partnership with local authorities, local employers and the local Community the Trust uses the power of football and sport to engage individuals and to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of young people each year.

Trust coaches maintain a regular presence in schools, and work with disadvantaged and socially excluded groups using community-based football coaching sessions. The Trust's role has developed over the past three years, initially through traditional 'Football in the Community' activities, however through recognition of delivering quality sport related programmes to young people the reputation of the Trust has already helped develop links in areas such as education social inclusion, language and health.

A major advantage of raising funds through
Rotary Charity Fundraisers is that all qualifying donations
can benefit from the addition of Gift Aid