Rotary working together for a better future

Rotary working together for a better future

From youth competitions to urgent aid and volunteering Rotary Great Britain and Ireland clubs have been busy joining forces for a better future.

Rotary Young Environmentalists Competition 2021-2022 Finalists all at one school!

In Autumn 2021 Buckden CE Primary Academy received an invitation for their pupils to enter the Rotary Young Environmentalists Competition 2021-2022.

The young individuals were asked to create either a written or artistic presentation on how to tackle climate change and reduce carbon.

The competition was open to individuals, schools, scouts, guides, cubs, brownies, RotaKids and Interact groups.

At Buckden CE Primary Academy the school curriculum is based on the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals set in place by the United Nations.

On Friday 1st April Buckden welcomed Deborah Napier-Reynolds, Rotary Club President and Reverend Clive Doubleday, Rotary District 1070 Lead for the competition.

They presented the awards to the individuals; 1st place to Iris, Mihai and Jack, 2nd place to Terry and Adam and 3rd place to Lilly and Georgia.

The President explained that this was very special, as this was the first time that all the winners had come from just one school.

The school received £100 in vouchers and the winners are going to meet with the school Eco-Council to decide what they would like to put the money towards.

The club presented Peter with a cheque for £600 as Rotary President Emma Fulton recognised the foodbank’s importance.”

Richmond Rotary Club received a talk from Peter Heslop, the Community Project Manager for StoreHouse, which is based in Richmond, Southwest London.

Storehouse routinely provides food parcels for around 60 people a week who, through whatever circumstances, are not able to provide adequately for themselves or their immediate family.

He said: “Demand for support from our foodbank has increased recently and we expect it to continue to increase.

We have been providing a service in Richmond for ten years now and there is no doubt that the success of StoreHouse is a tribute to the generosity of Richmond people.”

The club presented Peter with a cheque for £600 as Rotary President Emma Fulton recognised the foodbank’s importance.

She said: ‘We recognise the important role that foodbanks play in the lives of so many people from all walks of life and we are delighted that Rotary is able to support this vital local service.’

During his year as the President of the Rotary Club of Fareham, Norman Chapman raised £4,523.05 for his chosen Presidential year charity, Hounds for Heroes.

As his year draws to a close the club is delighted to acknowledge the support received from Fareham Shopping Centre which contributed £1,230.87 to the overall figure.

Mike Taylor, Manager of Fareham Shopping Centre thanked the club and recognised their efforts.

He said: “We were delighted to add our assistance to Hounds for Heroes.

Mike Taylor, Manager of Fareham Shopping Centre thanked the club and recognised their efforts.”

When we knew the charity provides much-needed assistance to members of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army – together with the ‘blue light’ emergency services – we felt we could make a positive difference with our contributions.”

Allen Parton the founder of Help for Heroes, went to the shopping Centre on Monday 20th June, with his assistance dogs.

When they got together, next to the Rotary Club of Fareham’s Wishing Well, Manager of the Centre Mike Taylor presented Allen Parton with the money they had raised.

After a two-year break in organising the annual Classic Car Tour due to the pandemic, Rotary in Inverness Loch Ness has finally seen the classics return.

The cars took a 160-mile route taking in the Beauly Firth before heading west through Garve to Achnasheen and then along Strathcarron before soaring over the Skye Bridge to the lunch venue in Kyleakin.

The aim of the tour was to raise sponsorship for Prostate Scotland and this year’s funds added up to an incredible £5,000.