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Remembering the impact of polio in Coventry 60 years on

A sobering reminder of the brutal impact of polio was delivered at a special event held in Coventry on Monday (September 11th). Rotary International and the One Last Push campaign co-hosted an event in the Transport Museum to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coventry polio outbreak of 1957. Then, around 100 people were infected Read more >

Rotarians load Aquaboxes bound for Nepal

With the world’s weather systems in turmoil, the Rotary-backed charity Aquabox is continuing to ship resources across the world to help communities in need. The charity sent a further 200 Aquaboxes to Nepal last Thursday (7th September), while also responding to the extensive flooding which has wreaked havoc across South Asia. According to UNICEF, nearly Read more >

Rotarian Harry named ‘Outstanding Young Person of the World’

Irish Rotarian Harry McCann has been named as one of the most influential voices for young people in the world. Eighteen-year-old Harry was chosen as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World by Junior Chamber International (JCI), which is a non-profit organisation for people aged between 18 and 40-years-old. According to JCI, Read more >

Manchester Arena Families Trust begins distributing funds

The Manchester Arena Families Trust, which was established by Rotary District 1285 following the devastating bombing on 22nd May, is now in a position to distribute funds. The district, which includes the city of Manchester and surrounding areas, established the Trust to provide practical help to victims and families of those killed, injured or affected Read more >

Rotary clubs raise over $300 million during Rotary Foundation’s Centennial year

As part of Rotary’s year-long centennial celebration of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary clubs raised $304 million to support positive, lasting change in communities around the world, including clubs across Great Britain and Ireland. The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own charity and was founded in 1917 with its first donation of $26.50. 100 years later and Read more >

Aquabox responding to South-East Asia Flooding

The Rotary-backed charity Aquabox has been heavily involved with relief efforts following widespread floods in south-east Asia, which have killed more than 800 people and affected a further 24 million. The severe flooding from monsoon rains has devastated communities and destroyed crops across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with fears being raised of food shortages and Read more >

Rotary award winners test anti-malaria invention at Imperial College

Four students who won the Rotary Prize for Medical/Scientific Advancement at the Big Bang Fair have been putting their invention to the test at Imperial College. Zack Glindon, Alex Handley, Thomas Hollingsworth and Cameron Woodhouse from Gillingham School in Dorset won the prize for their invention, a mosquito repellent device called the ‘morbosphere’. Following their Read more >

UK leads final push to make polio history

Rotary’s president in Great Britain and Ireland has welcomed the UK government’s £100 million cash boost towards the global battle against polio. Denis Spiller said he was proud that Rotary has been the catalyst for a worldwide campaign which, he believes, will help in the final push towards eliminating polio for good. International Development Secretary, Read more >

World Para-athletics medal success for Rotary Young Citizens

Two Rotary Young Citizen Award winners have enjoyed medal success as part of the Great Britain squad at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London. Samantha Kinghorn and Kare Adenegan were recipients of the Young Citizen Wheelchair Sports Award, sponsored by WheelPower, at the Rotary Young Citizen Awards in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Samantha is Read more >

Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and friendship

The Rotary flags in front of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Rotary offices around the world fly at half-mast this week as friends and colleagues mourn President-elect Sam F. Owori, who died on 13th July from complications after surgery. With an engaging smile and a calming voice, Sam put everyone he Read more >

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