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ShelterBox hero Colin begins his challenge across the UK

Rotary member Colin Bell takes on an exceptional 1,000-mile challenge with a green ShelterBox on his back. If walking and running all the way from Scotland to Cornwall wasn’t enough, Colin will be climbing Great Britain’s three tallest peaks during his journey. It is thought to be the first time a combined JOGLE – John Read more >

Rotary Champions of Change receive awards at Cardiff Ceremony

Under the gaze of Welsh heroes hewn from Sienna marble, the fifth Rotary Champions of Change Awards evening unveiled more of its heroes. The setting was the Marble Hall in Cardiff City Hall — chosen to honour Rotary’s centenary in Wales and the annual awards night. Hosted by HM Lord Lt for South Glamorgan Morfudd Read more >

Scottish schools crowned Rotary Youth Speaks champions

Scottish schools dominated the national finals of Rotary Youth Speaks by scooping both senior and intermediate categories of the competition. Finlay Cooper, Mark Connolly and Eilidh McCrudden, from St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, were named as senior winners after speaking about ‘The Power of Music’ at Exmouth Community College in Devon. ‘Material Girl’ was the topic Read more >

Mallow schools participate in Rotary Peace Advocacy Project

Over the past sixth months, Rotary Club of Mallow has volunteered to run a student-led programme tackling issues impacting today’s society. During November last year, secondary schools in Mallow gathered to begin the Rotary Peace Advocacy Project. This involved a two-day teaching course at Mallow College of Further Education, with the aim of the scheme Read more >

Rotary supported local charity wins prestigious UNESCO-Hamdan Prize

With the help of their local Rotary club, Sabre Education has been awarded the UNESCO Hamdan prize; an honour recognising the improvement of teaching and learning quality worldwide. Sabre Education’s project was introduced as part of the Ghana Education Service Operational Plan. The creation of the Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training Programme allowed Sabre and the Read more >

Bristol Rotary celebrates centenary by revamping community centre in deprived part of the city

Bristol Rotary Club is spearheading an ambitious centenary project to refurbish a community centre in one of the most deprived parts of the city. The Meadow Vale project will see the completion of a £100,000 regeneration of a run-down building in Speedwell, which will become a focal point for the area. According to Jim Currie, Read more >

Rugby raising Rotary profile with Rachel

Seeking sponsorship for the upcoming season, rugby player Rachel Miller turned to Rotary. Together, Plympton Rotary Club and Rachel came to an agreement for a more innovative approach to traditional sponsorship so that if she volunteered on their activities, they would support her passion of playing rugby for Plymouth Albion Ladies for the 2017/18 season. Read more >

Rotary and ShelterBox Inspiring young volunteers to take action

Does charity work appeal to young people? Organisations such as Rotary and our project partners ShelterBox may have an adult profile, but the momentum is growing among a younger generation to create the next big humanitarian wave. Meet four people who enthuse about a youthful future for volunteering. ‘Do it! I would encourage any young Read more >

Young Musician plays out well

With talent echoing from the venue and the competitors beaming with determination, Rotary Young Musician national final took place on Saturday 19 May 2018. Every year the competition showcases the talent and commitment of young people, each with their own style and approach to music. There are two categories to the competition: vocalist and instrumentalist. Read more >

Rotary winning from Melrose Sevens

As the sun rose on 14th April, over the Eildon Hills overlooking the sleepy Scottish Borders town of Melrose, the local rugby club, along with the town’s 2,200 residents, readied itself to welcome visitors to its annual Rugby Sevens tournament for the 128th time. The Melrose Sevens, the first tournament of its kind, was inaugurated Read more >

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