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Queen’s Birthday Honours List Recognises 11 Outstanding Rotarians

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

Rotary Young Writers 2016 Crowned

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is delighted to announce the three winners of this year’s Rotary Young Writer competition. This year’s entrants were tasked to write their submissions based on the theme ‘Our World is Beautiful’, where contestants were challenged to explore what they think makes their world an attractive place. Having progressed Read more >

A big National Volunteers’ Week thank you!

To celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, Rotary is thanking all of its members and volunteers across the length and breadth of Great Britain and Ireland for their continued commitment and dedication to voluntary service. Tens of thousands of Rotary members across a network of over 1,750 clubs help to improve the lives of others every year Read more >

Shake It Up Shakespeare! Let’s Mash-up Macbeth!

The BBC today launched ShakeItUp, an online tool that challenges teenagers to get creative and re-mix Shakespeare’s most loved scenes. ShakeItUp can be found on the BBC’s Mixital website, where audiences can get creative with some of the BBC’s best-known brands like Eastenders and Strictly Come Dancing. ShakeItUp enables users to create and publish their Read more >

Young speakers put to the test at National Final

Youngsters from across Great Britain and Ireland have stepped up to the challenge of public speaking throughout this year’s Rotary Youth Speaks Competition, with the National Final taking place last weekend at Kirkham Grammar School in Preston. Having progressed through the three local and regional stages of the competition, 14 teams went head to head, Read more >

Rotary crowns Young Musicians 2016

Shropshire was alive with the sound of music last weekend as the National Final of the 2016 Rotary Young Musician competition took place at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford. Having progressed through the local heats and regional stages to reach the National Final, 15 young people competed across two categories, solo instrumentalist and solo vocalist, Read more >

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