Manchester Attack – Statement from Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is greatly saddened and shocked following the tragic events which took place at Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to all those affected by this terrible act. In times like these, strength and compassion is needed to rebuild lives, restore faith in humanity and show Read more >

“It’s good to celebrate the best of people in the world” – Champions of Change 2017

Lord Hague headlined a list of dignitaries at the House of Lords who helped celebrate Rotary’s annual Champions of Change Awards. Rotary International and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have contributed more to the health of the people of the world than any nation. That was the message which former Secretary of State, Lord Read more >

Rotary Action Group at Forefront of Dementia Support

Dementia is set to become the 21st century’s biggest killer and a group of dedicated Rotary members are taking direct action in their communities to support people living with the disease. Rotarians Easing Problems of Dementia, or REPoD, was formed by a group of Rotary members in the southwest of England with the aim of Read more >

It’s Ready, Treddie, Go for the Rotarian Motor Racer

Mark Tredwin is a confirmed petrol head with a passion for cars. He has never raced on a track in his life – until this summer. And he’s doing it all for Purple4Polio. He describes the car as “fast on acceleration, quick around corners, incredibly nimble, but whose aerodynamics are the second cousin of a Read more >

Brendan Cox Welcomes Rotary to The Great Get Together

Rotary is delighted to be an official partner of The Great Get Together, a series of neighbourhood celebrations inspired by the late MP Jo Cox. Jo Cox was the Labour MP for Batley and Spen. Last June, the mother of two was murdered by Thomas Mair in a brutal attack as Jo arrived at her Read more >

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom receives gift of £1.25 million from accomplished pianist and teacher

Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England bequeathed a generous donation in excess of £1.25 million to The Rotary Foundation. Having passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, and although not a Rotarian herself, Mrs Ruddock had a passion for improving the lives of others. Her introduction to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation was made Read more >

Rotary runners run London Marathon for The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign

Two Rotary members completed the London Marathon on behalf of parents and children’s charity Best Beginnings. Alistair Bates, a member of Shrewsbury Darwin Rotary Club and Jennifer Rees-Jenkins, from Kintore, Kemnay & District Rotary Club took start line on Sunday 23rd April. Best Beginnings has been selected as a charity partner for the Heads Together Read more >

Above and Beyond – Rotary Recognises Community Champions

As part of the Champions of Change Awards, five members of the public are also having their humanitarian service recognised. The Community Champion Award is a new addition to this year’s ceremony, which will take place at a ceremony at the House of Lords of 26th April, hosted by Baroness Harris of Richmond and presented Read more >

Honouring Rotary’s Outstanding Champions of Change

If there is a problem, there is a solution. That has been the mindset of Rotary members for 112 years. Today, the ingenuity, dedication and sheer tenacity of Rotary is tested to the limit, with more conflict, disasters and increasing hardship, all of which offer greater opportunities to serve and this is where Rotary members step Read more >

Rotary Crowns Young Citizen Award Winners 2017

Rotary is marking the 10th anniversary of the Rotary Young Citizen Awards by honouring even more outstanding young people from across Great Britain and Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive citizenship and responsibilities that are shown by many young people. Rotary clubs nominated the winners, all of whom are youngsters who have gone to great Read more >

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