The Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast recently donated £300 to New Directions.

New Directions are a local charity that supports people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to lead a full and valued life. The charity was established 60 years ago by local parents of children with learning disabilities who wanted to see improved services and facilities for their families and we are very proud of our community roots.


Rotarians presented a cheque to Carol [Registered Manager] who commented "We are delighted to receive this generous donation, which arrives at a particularly exciting time for our day opportunities service. We are raising funds toward interactive sensory equipment which the people we support will engage with by simply moving on or over projected images. These experiences will encourage learning, exploration, stimulation and inclusion. We are known for our ground-breaking and forward-thinking services at New Directions and aim to incorporate cutting-edge technology to benefit people with disabilities to experience the world on their own terms."


David who attends New Directions' day opportunities service Community Choices Network said, "It was lovely meeting new people. Thank you. It is a very kind gift and CCN (the service) will use it wisely."    


The donation was made possible by money raised at the Rotary Spring Fair held earlier this year.

Further information on the great work undertaken by the team at New Directions can be found at  


Image Left - L to R - Michelle, then David in the centre and Ian on the right plus members of he Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast, Marion Ainslow [Club President] and Andrew Whiteley.


Intro Image -   Carol Payne [Registered Manager] meeting Marion Ainslow and Andrew Whiteley [Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast]