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$450 million polio pledge highlight of Rotary Convention

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a commitment of up to $450 million to support the eradication of polio. To an audience of nearly 40,000 Rotary members attending the Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Bill Gates and Rotary International President John Germ, renewed Rotary’s longstanding support for ending polio in a keynote Read more >

Rotary’s polio story brought to Bewdley museum

Rotary’s fight to end polio has been the focus of a new exhibition at Bewdley museum, organised by the local Rotary club. At the centre of the exhibition is an ‘Alligator’ Iron Lung, designed by George T. Smith-Clarke who was born in Bewdley. Iron Lungs, or more correctly, respirators, saved the lives of many polio Read more >

Highlights from 2017 National Rotary KidsOut Day

Each year, Rotary teams up with KidsOut for the National Rotary KidsOut Day, giving thousands of disadvantaged children the chance to experience fun trips and days out, and 2017 was no different. Over the last 25 years, this collaboration has allowed over 650,000 children to visit theme parks, activity centres and seaside resorts across Great Read more >

Rotarians mark Great Get Together at Rotary Convention in Atlanta

Over 200 Rotarians kicked off celebrations for The Great Get Together at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, who was murdered in a brutal attack as she arrived at her surgery, exactly one year ago, on 16th June 2016. In Jo’s Read more >

Rotary says #iwill for young people

Young people across the UK as young as 10 are doing inspirational things in their communities every day to help others through social action activities such as campaigning, fundraising, or volunteering their time. This National Volunteer’s Week, we want to celebrate the role that young people can play and the difference that taking part in Read more >

Global Grant Brings Hope for Health – Volunteers Week

A Rotary Global Grant and the dedication of volunteers now means that early diagnosis of a disease which kills thousands each year in Sri Lanka can take place. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has ravaged Sri Lanka for years and is particularly prevalent in the poverty-stricken areas of the island. Leonard Munasinghe, a member of Golders Read more >

Melksham Art House Café hits £100,000 – Volunteers Week

A Rotary club-run community café has reached a notable fundraising milestone recently. The Art House Café, run by Melksham Rotary Club has raised £100,000 for charities, while providing a focal point for members of the community to visit, socialise and enjoy a host of local art. Speaking to BBC Wiltshire, Warwick Allen, a member of Read more >

Terrific Tabitha crowned youngest ever Rotary Young Chef

Glasgow student Tabitha Steven has showcased her culinary talents by being crowned the youngest ever winner of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland’s national Young Chef competition. Tabitha, 13, wowed the judges with a spectacular three-course menu, beating over 5,000 other young hopefuls to take the prestigious title at an exciting final held at Lincoln Read more >

Beating Retreat kicks of Wales Rotary Centenary

In November 1917, a year before the end of World War I, Cardiff Rotary Club was chartered. It was the first Rotary Club in Wales. The formation of a Rotary Club for Cardiff had first been mooted in May of that year. To commemorate this anniversary and kick off Rotary centenary celebrations in Wales, a Read more >

Young performers celebrated as Rotary crowns 2017 Young Musicians

The Welsh hills were alive with the sound of music as Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland crowned the 2017 winners of the annual Young Musician competition. 14-year-old Huw Boucher, sponsored by Cardiff Breakfast Rotary Club, took home first place in the Instrumental category after he wowed the crowds with his performance of Étude de Read more >

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