The Ax-pedition has been a huge success since its launch in 2015. In it's first year it was orgainsed by Axminster Tools & Machinery's Aspire Team who were a group of ten individuals from the company that completed several challenges throughout the year (one of those being the Ax-pedition) in order to develop their skills and business minds.
In 2015 The Aspire Team completed their training but the Ax-pedition isn't over. The event is now organised by the Axminster Rotary Club and sponsored by Axminster Tools & Machinery. Some of the original members of the Aspire Team are still working closely with the Axminster Rotary Club to make the event continues to grow.
Since 2015 The Ax-pedition has raised over £10,500 which has been shared between some amazing charities including Hospiscare & Exeter Leukaemia Fund. This year the Ax-pedition will be raising money for the Alzheimer's Society and other local charities as well.
There are estimated to be more than 3,000 people living with dementia in Plymouth. A diagnosis of dementia might come as a shock to some people, but for others it may bring a sense of relief as it provides an explanation for the problems they have been experiencing. However people react, it’s important for people to know they are not alone.
Alzheimer’s Society offers support to anyone affected by dementia and there are lots of ways the charity can help.
Learn more about what Alzheimer's Society do from their website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
The Project is a peer support network that has been set up to support young people age 13-24 with mental health issues, and their parents and carers. Based in Axminster and Chard, this is a free service open to young people and their parents and carers from across East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset.
The Project's focus is on early intervention and prevention, and is there to support young people who do not satisfy the criteria to receive help from CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services), AMHS (Adult Mental Health Services) or other services.
Learn more about what The Project do from their website: theprojectyp.org.uk
The Rotary Club of Axminster was chartered in 1959 and currently has a membership of 25. It is a friendly, informal club where traditional Rotary values and good humour are the order of the day.
The Rotary Club of Axminster, like all Rotary Clubs, in addition to raising monies to support a diversity of both local and international activities to support the young, the elderly and the less fortunate, during the year it organises a varied programme of speakers and social events to further fellowship amongst members, both male and female, and their partners.
Learn more about what Axminster Rotary Club do from their website: https://www.rotary-ribi.org