Making a difference

Supporting our community

All funds raised are put towards local and international beneficiaries, with 50% going to KYDS (Ku-ring-gai Youth Development Service) and the balance split between other charities supported by the Rotary Club of Ku-ring-gai. The Rotary Club is run by volunteers, who share a passion for making a difference to both the local and international community, through fundraising such as this Lindfield Fun Run. Take a look at our beneficiaries.


Main charity

As a registered charity, we’re hugely grateful to the individuals, community groups, businesses, trusts and foundations whose donations make it possible for us to help young people in need.

KYDS help young people understand, and manage, difficult issues in their lives. We do this by providing easily accessed, personalised counselling and mental health support services, family counselling, and early intervention well-being workshops and information events. We ensure issues such as grief, loss, family break ups, friendship problems, school and study stress, addictions, risky behaviour, anger, bullying, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug use, body image concerns, mental health concerns, self-harm and suicidal thoughts do not overwhelm young people.

Our other charities

We like to get involved to provide support where we can. We have carefully selected the beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts based on need, and where we can help make a difference.

Rotary meets on a monthly basis to collaboratively plan our work for the coming months.  During this time, we also select the beneficiaries of our work.  Please watch this space as we are in the process of finalising our other charities for this event.  In the interim, please visit our Rotary Club of Ku-ring-gai website to view the results of our work.  We're immensely proud of the difference our volunteers can make.