08/02/19 – Rotary Round-up!

08/02/19 – Rotary Round-up!

Here is a Rotary Round-up of what’s been making hitting the press in the past week.

Rotary Chippenham, alongside Rotary Kisumu and other clubs, just unveiled the first of 13 new clean water wells at schools in Kenya.

This opportunity was made possible thanks to a generous support of eight clubs on three continents as part of a Foundation Global Grant that raised a total of £65,000.

A young boy writes ‘This well was provided by the Rotary club of Chippenham (UK)’ on his hand.

An article in the local newspaper, the Gazette and Herald explained that club members had been working with the Chippenham-based charity – WellBoring – to fulfil Rotary’s causes of providing clean water, fighting disease and supporting education.

Nigel Linacre, co-founder of charity WellBoring, said, “I would like to thank all those in the Rotary clubs involved for their considerable efforts in making this significant project a reality.”

As part of the project, the Kisumu schools will attend a number of clean water workshops run by WellBoring and Rotary that highlight the effective use of clean water and key sanitation practices.


Rotary Kenilworth recently offered young people the chance to obtain funding for a community project.

Kenilworth Weekly News told us that in the form of famous Dragon’s Den, candidates were shortlisted and invited to the Rotary Bid 4 Awards evening.

They youngsters faced by a judging panel who they pitched budding ideas in a professional business manner.

Diane Miller, Kenilworth Rotary’s President, said, “This is for people who want to give something back to the community.

“The quality of the presentations and the wording of the pitches were particularly strong. We were very impressed with all of them.”

The benefitting causes were:

  • Balsall Common Primary School – £1,541 – gardening project
  • Myton Hospice – £1,200 – three terminally ill patients to experience a gardening session
  • Entrust Care Partnership – £1,180 – session materials and activities for kids
  • Warwick Tree Wardens – £1,150 – tree planting materials
  • The Kenilworth Centre – £600 – paint and redecoration materials for the youth space


Malvern Rotary is inviting teams for the annual pancake race, which will take place on Tuesday, 5th March 2019.

The tradition continues, as in its twelfth year, Priory Park remains host venue.

Worcester News informed us that the day involves relay-style races, whilst raising funds for End Polio Now.

Over the years, the club has raised over £21,000 for the cause.

There will be three races:

  • Toddlers: 11:45 – 12:40
  • Elite and veterans: 12:30 – 1:30
  • Juniors: 1:30 – 2:30

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