Six Harbour Walk - 2013

The 2013 Six Harbour Walk is about supporting people in need and transforming lives: children with leukaemia, blind and visually impaired people, amputees, victims of crime and those living in grinding poverty.  Rotary International works in the local community, nationally and worldwide.  Thank you for supporting Rotary!  These are the charities supported by the 2013 walk:

Childhood  LeukaemiaThe Aila Coull Foundation

Striving to find a cure for childhood Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.  Aila Coull was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at only 10 months old.  Sadly, due to a complex genetic mutation and following 5 months of intense, gruelling chemotherapy treatment Aila did not achieve remission and there was no more treatment available to her. Aila passed away on the 2nd of September 2012, holding her mummy and daddy's hands aged 16 months.  Aila's gentle but strong nature throughout her treatment has inspired her parents, Sine and Fraser Coull, to set up The Aila Coull Foundation in her memory. Their aims are to increase research into and awareness of A.M.L in children.   Facebook.

The Royal Blind School, Edinburgh

Support for the blind and visually impaired.  Royal Blind  provides services for blind and visually impaired people. Their vision at Royal Blind is to make a significant contribution to building a community in which blind and partially sighted people, including those who also have other disabilities, are fully included and lead fulfilling lives. They work towards fulfilling this vision, empowering blind people to achieve their potential and a brighter future. The Royal Blind School  provides specialist education, term time residential care, therapies and health support for young people.  Royal Blind School blog.

Limbless Organisation of NE Scotland

Providing services to post and pre op amputees, their carers, family and friends. The Limbless Organisation of North East Scotland, or L.O.O.N.S, is the local Amputee Support Group based in Aberdeen. It is open to all Amputees, those soon to be Amputees and their families and friends. L.O.O.N.S provides a number of support services to those affected by amputation as well as organising meetings of general interest and social evenings.

Victim Support, Moray

Supporting the victims of crimeVictim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.

Clean Water & Sanitation in Nepal.

Transforming lives: Helping villagers in three poor and remote communities improve their water supply & sanitation.  The Rotary Club of Buckie is working with Rotary Clubs in Elgin and throughout north-east Scotland to help villagers in three isolated communities in Nepal access clean drinking water.  We aim to help local people provide piped water to 73 tap stands for 2087 people in 320 households.  The communities are amongst the poorest in the world.  At present women walk many miles each day to uncertain and polluted water sources.  Clean water, sanitation and associated health programmes will improve health and reduce infant deaths in vulnerable communities.  Detailed NEWWAH plans

Rotary International subsequently trebled the Nepal funds raised in Buckie!