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 >

Konnie Huq joins Rotary to mark World Polio Day

Today marks an important milestone in Rotary’s campaign to achieve a polio-free world, as we mark World Polio Day. With just 27 cases so far this year in only three countries, the prospect of eradicating this crippling disease is closer than ever. Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is partnering with TV presenter Konnie Read more >

Naomi Thankful for Rotary’s Great Thames Row Support

London 2012 Paralympic gold medal winner and associate member of the Rotary Club of Marlow Bridge, Naomi Riches MBE recently completed her toughest challenge yet – The Great Thames Row. Naomi completed the 165 mile row from Lechlade to Gravesend Royal Pier in a time of 47 hours, 59 minutes and 54 seconds, becoming the Read more >

Students Support World Peace Day

To mark World Peace Day, students from six sixth form colleges in Cambridge have taken part in a debate on key topics in the field of peace and conflict. The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Cambridge South and gave the 18 students, participating in teams of three, chance to formulate and discuss Read more >

Anna Swabey – An Inspiration To Us All

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is saddened to learn of the passing of Anna Swabey, who was a winner of the Rotary Young Citizen Award earlier this year. Anna, pictured above with fellow fundraisers, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, but was determined to support others with the condition by raising Read more >

Associate member Naomi Riches aims for world record – Rotary Good News Week

London 2012 Paralympic gold medal winner and associate member of the Rotary Club of Marlow Bridge, Naomi Riches MBE is preparing to embark on her latest and toughest challenge – The Great Thames Row. She is aiming to set a new world record as the fastest woman to row the length of the River Thames Read more >

An Epic Fundraising Road Trip – Rotary Good News Week

Daniel O’Reilly, a member of Monaghan Rotary Club is in the middle of The Arctic Challenge, an epic road trip to raise vital funds for Ireland’s largest paediatrics hospital. Daniel, pictured left, will be joined by three other determined adventurers, who are taking on the 2,000 mile journey from Norway to the Arctic Circle, but Read more >

Newbury Canal Trips Continue Serving Community – Rotary Good News Week

Rotary clubs are always thinking of new and interesting projects which can benefit the people in their local community, but sometimes it is those tried and tested activities which continue to have the biggest impact. For almost three decades, Newbury Rotary Club has been working with The Bruce Trust to run their annual Barge Week, Read more >

A Dam Good Project – Rotary Good News Week

  Rotary’s participation in an extraordinary and life changing project continues to go from strength to strength, helping tens of thousands of the world’s poorest people. Rotary clubs across Great Britain and Ireland are supporting and collaborating with Excellent Development, a charity pioneering sand dams in rural communities in Kenya. The dams are built on Read more >

Serving up support for Paralympian Alfie – Rotary Good News Week

Alfie Hewett, who is currently representing Paralympics GB in the men’s wheelchair tennis, was in need of support for a vital piece of equipment – his off court wheelchair, and a number of Rotary clubs in East Anglia rallied together to raise the necessary funds in just three weeks to get Alfie kitted out in Read more >

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