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Rotary magazine covers a wide range of fascinating features, exclusive interviews and inspiring human interest stories from across the world of Rotary.
All aboard the Rotary Shelter Bus
It is a novel approach addressing the growing problem of homelessness. Get hold of a double decker bus, convert it, and create a mobile shelter. Rodney Howell reports how this Rotary-led project is working in Birmingham. Please note the image above is an artist’s impression of how the finished bus may look.
Support floods in
When storms and floods hit at the end of last year the rain and winds battered homes and businesses in the north of England and Scotland causing devastation. We report on how Rotary members and volunteers across the country took part in a wide scale rescue, support and clean up mission.
Feeling the love
Little Megan Sadler loves gymnastics, but a debilitating curvature of the spine means she has to wear a brace 23 hours a day. Life-changing surgery in America is an option, and it’s thanks to the power of Rotary on both sides of the Atlantic that Megan’s dream is going to be fulfilled.
Shelter starts with a box
The board of Rotary International recently announced that the partnership agreement with ShelterBox, a charity providing emergency shelter and supplies to disaster hit areas, is to be extended until March 2016. I went along to the ShelterBox headquarters in Docklands to find out more from CEO Alison Wallace.
Angel of death
In 2016, there were over 32,000 knife crimes recorded in England and Wales. Rotarians Clive and Ben Knowles are spearheading an innovative campaign to combat the problem across the UK and have created a striking sculpture as part of the ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ campaign.
Understanding the value of Peace
A journalist with more than 13 years’ experience covering stories of terror, violence and “trauma journalism”, there came a point when Dhruti Shah was ready to take a step back and deep dive into the world of peace and conflict, which had come to underpin every bit of storytelling she was doing.
Dhruti shares her experiences taking up a Rotary International Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University, in Thailand.
Martin Bell – Back on the frontline
As an experienced former BBC reporter, Martin Bell OBE, has witnessed first-hand death and despair in war-torn countries across the globe. Now, as a Unicef ambassador, he is trying to do something about it. Martin Bell writes for Rotary magazine about what he has seen, and how Rotarians can help.
Tackling mental health head-on
Alison Baum heads the charity Best Beginnings which looks to give children the best start in life. Now, having teamed up with The Royal Foundation as part of their Heads Together campaign, she warns that when it comes to mental health, society is at a tipping point. She tells Dave King why.
Are you ready to join Angela’s Army?
Broadcaster Angela Rippon has become a high-profile dementia campaigner. Now she is championing a new initiative to recruit volunteers who will work alongside nursing staff in hospitals to help patients with the disease. Here she tells Dave King how people can get involved.
Smiles all round courtesy of Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships have been around since 1978 when the founder purchased the first ship Anastasis. In 2007 Africa Mercy followed and is one of four ships operated by the charity worldwide. Africa Mercy is due to return to Madagascar shortly bringing with it the hope of free surgical procedures to some of the world’s most impoverished people.
Diary of a Rotary Doctor
Rotarian John Clegg is a retired paediatric orthopaedic surgeon who worked in Coventry for 30 years before retiring in 2005. Every year for the past 13 years, he has worked in a polio camp in rural India. John has recently returned from the latest camp – here is his story.