December 2017-January 2018

Highlights from December 2017-January 2018

How_Hollywood_tackling_polio_BreatheHow Hollywood is Tackling the Issue of Polio

Polio sufferer Robin Cavendish was one of the UK’s first advocates for disability rights.

Now Hollywood has taken hold of his remarkable story, which reached the silver screen this autumn and supported by Rotary.

We speak to the film’s producer Jonathan Cavendish, who has brought his parents’ story to life in what he calls “probably the most expensive home movie ever made.”


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Seeking Shelter

Wales is home to thousands of displaced people from across Africa and the Middle East, often enduring horrendous journeys to seek sanctuary and new life in the UK.

Alison Sutherland from the Rotary Club of Cardiff Bay has been working with refugees and asylum seekers at the Cardiff Resettlement Centre as part of a programme which is helping to change lives and perceptions.


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Under the Mango Tree

Kambe is a poor, rural area lying some 30 miles north of Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest city.

Discover how a small charity in Cheshire is helping children in this remote Kenyan village gain a better education to escape the cycle of poverty.


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Standing Tall in the Fight Against Polio

Back in August, the UK government backed Rotary’s polio campaign by giving £100 million.

Shortly before her departure as Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel discussed the global challenges which lie ahead in a world, she says, is facing a series of humanitarian crises on a scale never witnessed before.


Life_in_the_fast_lane_Alaska_Motorcycle_RideLife in the Fast Lane

After taking on northern Norway, the Sahara Desert and the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl, two intrepid motorcyclists have just returned from their latest adventure.

Meet Rotary member Nigel Tailyour and wife Sharyn who completed an amazing 20,000-mile motorbike journey from Argentina to Alaska along the Pan-American Highway.


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- Paul Wilson, Rotary Club of Grantham

Paul Wilson, Rotary Club of Grantham
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Princess Royal: “Rotary is for communities everywhere”

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International Champions of Change 2018

International Champions of Change 2018

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International Champions of Change 2018

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