October/November 2017

Highlights from October/November 2017

Strictly finding a cureIt’s Strictly Dementia

Alzheimer’s is a slow death of the brain – and Russell Grant knows this all too well.

The Strictly Come Dancing star came face-to-face with this debilitating disease when caring for his Grandmother. He shares his touching personal story with Editor, Dave King.


UK scores great goal but will the world follow suit

UK scores great goal, but will the world follow suit?

In the first of a two part interview with Rotary magazine, International Development Secretary Priti Patel reflects on the government’s £100 million pledge to help rid the world of polio.

Find out how the UK’s support will assist in eradication efforts, including to help immunise 45 million children against the disease each year until 2020.


Angel of Death

Angel of Death

In 2016, there were over 32,000 knife crimes recorded in England and Wales.

Rotarians Clive and Ben Knowles are spearheading an innovative campaign to combat the problem across the UK and have created a striking sculpture as part of the ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ campaign.


Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Wales

Celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Wales

As Rotary celebrates its centenary in Wales, service to the country’s communities is as strong and vibrant as ever.

With a number of landmark community projects in the pipeline over the next 12 months to mark the occasion, find out what is in store in what is sure to be a bumper year for Rotary in Wales.


Getting to grips with literacy in GuatemalaGetting to grips with literacy in Guatemala

The Guatemala Literacy Project is the largest basic education and literacy Global Grant in the Rotary world.

Now in its 21st year, it has supported over 170,000 children in the country and with the support from Rotary clubs in the UK, 2017/18 is set to be another successful year. John Stanton from Kenilworth Rotary Club explains why his club got involved.


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New lease of life for Rotary Service

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