June/July 2017

Highlights from June/July 2017

We owe it to the families

“We owe it to the families”

Sitting in his wheelchair on stage at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, his body a legacy to the devastating impact of polio, Paralympian Ade Adepitan reflected: “I cannot believe that, with all the technological advances we have, the human race has only managed to totally eradicate one disease from the world, and that was smallpox.

“Well let’s make polio the next one. And let’s make the total eradication of polio the lasting legacy of Rotarians to the human race.”

Leaving their mark on the world

Leaving Their Mark on the World

Rotary members play a huge role in ShelterBox responding to the world’s disasters.

For one of their most recent deployments in Columbia, ShelterBox were alerted to the crisis by a local Rotarian through Facebook. Within days they had a team on the ground tackling the worst natural disasters in the country’s history.

We spoke to ShelterBox CEO Chris Warham and response volunteer Liz Odell to find out what it’s like being on the front lines in the face of a disaster.

A defibrillator saved my life

“A defibrillator saved my life”

Deepak Chandarana runs a small grocery store in the tiny Bedfordshire village of Clophill, with his wife Daksha.

Eighteen months ago, Deepak was opening up the store at 6am when he felt unwell. Within moments, he was having a heart attack.

Discover how a Rotary project using a global grant is providing instant help to those who fall victim to a heart attack.

Making a meal out of polio

Making a Meal out of Polio

In three years, the World’s Greatest Meal has raised millions of pounds in the fight against polio.

Co-founder Susanne Rea, herself a polio survivor talks us through the staggering she has received with 3,600 events staged in 73 countries across five continents, with 210,000 Rotarians taking part.

Rotarians rise to the challengeRotarians Rise to the Challenge

Vitamins, lentils, soya, rice…vitamins, lentils, soya, rice…

It’s the mantra of all who helped at the Rise Against Hunger meal pack, assembling 14,000 meals in just two hours.

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- Paul Wilson, Rotary Club of Grantham

Paul Wilson, Rotary Club of Grantham
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ShelterBox hero Colin begins his challenge across the UK

ShelterBox hero Colin begins his challenge across the UK

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ShelterBox hero Colin begins his challenge across the UK

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Rotary Champions of Change receive awards at Cardiff Ceremony

Rotary Champions of Change receive awards at Cardiff Ceremony

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Rotary Champions of Change receive awards at Cardiff Ceremony

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Scottish schools crowned Rotary Youth Speaks champions

Scottish schools crowned Rotary Youth Speaks champions

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Scottish schools crowned Rotary Youth Speaks champions

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