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Do You Know a Champion of Change?

Do you know someone who does outstanding work in their community? Or perhaps an individual who has dedicated their time and talents to assist with an international project? Then this unsung hero could become one of Rotary’s Champions of Change. The Awards were set up in 2013/14 to recognise the difference Rotarians across Great Britain and Read more >

Rotary and ShelterBox Renew Project Partnership

Rotary International and disaster relief charity ShelterBox have extended their long-running Project Partnership for a further three years. Having become Rotary International’s first official Project Partner back in 2012, the collaboration will now continue until at least 2019. ShelterBox was a project adopted by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, located in Cornwall, and provides humanitarian Read more >

Planting for Polio

Young people across Great Britain and Ireland have been using their green fingers to plant purple crocuses in aid of End Polio Now. This included students and pupils from Exmouth Community College and Marpool Primary School who, with the help of the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District were able to commemorate Rotary’s role in the international fight Read more >

Polio Eradication on Commonwealth Agenda

The challenge of polio eradication was on the agenda at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held in Malta at the end of November. The President of Rotary International (RI) K.R. Ravindran was in attendance, along with General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and the heads of Government from Commonwealth countries, Read more >

Cumbria and Lancashire Flood Appeal

The news headlines recently have been dominated by the flooding in the north of England following Storm Desmond, with areas of Cumbria, in Rotary District 1190, particularly badly affected. If individuals, clubs or districts wish to make donations which will assist with flood relief and restoration you can do so through the following means: Cheques Read more >

Rotary plays a part in Shakespeare Schools Festival

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s (Rotary) relationship with Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) has made an impact in communities across Great Britain, with Rotarians and clubs who have assisted local schools excited at the difference a little help has made. Throughout October and November, 35,000 young people have taken to professional stages in 138 theatres Read more >

Young Citizen Bella reaches £100,000 target

This year’s Young Citizen Award winner, Bella Field is celebrating a momentous achievement after reaching her exceptional £100,000 fundraising target for Haven House Children’s Hospice in Essex. After Bella’s sister, Molly, passed away at the age of eight having suffered from a brain tumour, Bella and her family have been fundraising for the hospice under Read more >

Rotary continues Step Up To Serve pledge

This week, the charity Step Up To Serve is marking the second anniversary of the #iwill initiative, of which Rotary is a keen supporter. The initiative is designed to harness the enthusiasm and skills of young people aged 10-20 and encourage them to get involved with social action in their communities. As part of the Read more >

Brothers Bring Hope to Polio Victims

Two brothers who have worked to help children suffering with polio have had their efforts acknowledged by Prime Minister David Cameron. Arun and Mayoor Patel founded Polio Children in 2003. The charity seeks to change the lives of polio sufferers through activities in four main areas; improving child nutrition, promoting education for girls, supplying healthcare Read more >

Rotary clubs raise pounds for Pudsey

Rotary Clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are once again showing their support this year for BBC Children in Need. The appeal is often one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, and this year is extra special, as Pudsey celebrates 30 years as the Children in Need mascot. Three Rotary Clubs from the Read more >

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