Rotary vows to continue Polio eradication efforts

Rotary has vowed to redouble its efforts to rid the world of polio following the news that two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) have been confirmed in Nigeria by the World Health Organization and the Nigerian government. The cases, which were reported in the north-eastern state of Borno, are the first cases in Read more >

Donovan continues support for Purple4Polio

After launching the campaign last month, Purple4Polio Ambassador Donovan is stepping up his support for Rotary’s latest initiative which is helping to finally rid the world of polio. Speaking to the Daily Express, the 70-year-old folk singer believes that his experiences of contracting polio as a child played a huge part in his successful musical Read more >

Rotary honours festival with Peace Award

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has been honoured with a Rotary International Peace Award. The Welsh music and culture festival, which was established in the wake of World War II, has been recognised by Rotary for its promotion of peace and understanding through the arts as it celebrates its 70th anniversary. The festival traditionally opens each Read more >

Rotary turns Purple4Polio

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has launched the Purple4Polio campaign, which encourages everyone to join together in the final push to eradicate polio worldwide. Backed by legendary singer-songwriter, Donovan, and former Blue Peter presenter, Konnie Huq, the campaign was launched at a prestigious event on the River Thames during the presidential handover from Read more >

New Year’s Eve – Rotary Welcomes New President

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is welcoming Eve Conway as President for 2016/17. Eve has been a member of Rotary for 16 years having joined the Rotary Club of Redbridge in 2000. During her time as a Rotarian, Eve has organised numerous projects including ones associated with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Read more >

Queen’s Birthday Honours List Recognises 15 Outstanding Rotarians

15 outstanding Rotarians have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This includes the award for seven Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), one Order of the British Empire (OBE) and seven British Empire Medal (BEM) accolades. Caryl Billingham, Rotary Club of Brackley Awarded an MBE for services to the community in Read more >

Aquabox receives Royal Award

Aquabox, a water survival charity manged and run by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the United Kingdom’s highest award for voluntary groups. The charity provides boxes of essential humanitarian aid together with a special filter to guarantee potable drinking water to people in crisis-hit areas. It recently Read more >

Football’s Coming Home

With Rooney, Hodgson and co. playing at Euro 2016, the Rotary Club of Burton upon Trent hosted its annual 5-a-side competition at St. George’s Park, giving dozens of young people the chance to run in their idol’s footsteps. 16 teams competed in the national finals, giving all players and the hundreds of spectators the opportunity to soak up Read more >

Picture perfect – Rotary Young Photographer Winners 2016 Crowned

After hundreds of young people took part from across Great Britain and Ireland, we are delighted to announce the three winners of this year’s Rotary Young Photographer competition. This year’s theme was ‘Our World Is Beautiful’, which inspired the entrants to find inspiration from the world around them. There were a whole variety of high Read more >

Rotary celebrate Big Day Out’s 25th anniversary

All across Great Britain, over 26,000 children are taking part in the Big Day Out, an initiative jointly delivered by Rotary and KidsOut, which allows disadvantaged children to enjoy exciting visits and trips. Over 1,700 Rotary volunteers are helping to make the day a success, which this year marks project’s 25th anniversary. KidsOut brings fun Read more >

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