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One Million Shoeboxes of Joy – Rotary Good News Week

For over 20 years the Rotary Shoebox Scheme has been delivering over a million boxes of joy to underprivileged communities across Eastern Europe, with more on their way just in time for Christmas. By working with their local Rotary club, schools, businesses and individuals pack the boxes full of toys, clothing, school equipment and toiletries Read more >

Billy Bow’s Big Scarecrow Adventure – Rotary Good News Week

The adventures of Billy Bow, Bramhall and Woodford Rotary Club’s roving scarecrow have been captured in a new charity book, raising funds for Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign. Billy, who first appeared at the club’s annual Scarecrows On Holiday event travels around the town to visit all the other scarecrows put together by local schools and businesses, Read more >

The Gift Of Life – Rotary Good News Week

In the Mbale region of Uganda, there is high incidence of death in pregnant women and their unborn child and one Rotary member set out to change that. Often deaths occur because there are no methods in place to be able to respond to a medical emergency quickly, in particular in Mbale, where the majority Read more >

Rotary Flies High at Heathrow for Children In Need – Rotary Good News Week

This year’s BBC Children in Need challenge was to “do your thing and make a huge difference” and in typical Rotary fashion, clubs across the country were out in force doing what they do best – bringing communities together for a worthy cause. Over 350 volunteers from 45 different Rotary clubs, along with volunteers from Read more >

Crowds flock to Lord Mayor’s Show

Rotary’s Purple4Polio campaign hits London at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. This week saw the return of the historic Lord Mayor’s Show, an annual procession that takes place throughout central London to entertain and inspire a captive audience of thousands. The Lord Mayor’s Show is a celebration of all things British, with many different movements, Read more >

Clubs get behind Shakespeare Schools Festival 2016 – Rotary Good News Week

The world’s largest youth drama festival has been in full swing this autumn and Rotary clubs have been lending a helping hand to this year’s young performers. Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF) gives young people across the United Kingdom the chance to engage with the playwright’s most famous tales with the months of preparation culminate in Read more >

New President Announced for 2019/20

It is with great pleasure that we announce Donna Wallbank, of the Rotary Club of Brynmawr, has been elected President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland for Rotary year 2019/20. Formerly the treasurer of the Rotary Club of Brynmawr, Donna has been a member of Rotary since 1997 and has held the post of Read more >

“I’ll be with you all the way”

“I’ll be with you all the way” says Ade Adepitan – as he agrees to become our latest Rotary Purple4Polio Ambassador Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is delighted to welcome Paralympian, broadcaster and polio survivor Ade Adepitan as our latest Rotary Purple4Polio Ambassador. Ade, who has recently returned from Rio after presenting Channel 4’s Read more >

We all scream for ice cream

Clubs across Great Britain and Ireland have come up with lots of fun and innovative ways to raise awareness for Rotary’s polio eradication campaign and the latest project from the Rotary Club of Huntly in Aberdeenshire really is one for the sweet tooth. The Premier Purple4Polio Ice Cream was the brainchild of club members Paul Read more >

Rotary welcomes latest Purple4Polio ambassadors

To mark World Polio Day, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is delighted to share the news that celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh and broadcaster Chris Tarrant will be supporting the Purple4Polio campaign as ambassadors. The Purple4Polio campaign is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate Read more >

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