Welcome to the Rotary Club of Guildford. Our next meeting is on September 3rd - We take a break in August
Samson Centre Project
Rotarians from Kolkata(Calcutta) India, have sponsored, through The Rotary Club of Guildford, a 'Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Project' enabling the gifting of two pieces of equipment to assist the mobility of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.details
We are a member of District 1145.
25th June 2018:The President Terence Patrick presented a cheque for £2,111.53 to Jill Cook of Cherry Trees Expressing her thanks, Jill gave a brief update of the work of the charity that provides home-from-home specialist short breaks for children and young adults aged from 0 to 19 with a range of disabilities. She pointed out that last year it had provided 64,000 hours of care and so far this year the total was just below that figure, mainly because many more children were presenting with more complex disabilities. There was a requirement to provide one-to-one care to 75% of the children, giving much-needed respite to families. It had been proven that respite care was vital in keeping a family together. Founded 38 years ago Cherry Trees was now helping more than 100 families with care.
For voluntary donations 'Purple 4 Polio' wristbands were handed out and children could, if they wished, have a "Purple Pinkie" to simulate the finger markers given to children taking part in the Polio vaccination programme promoted and funded by Rotary International.
"Purple Pinkie" is a campaign by Rotary to raise money to End Polio Now – one of the world’s biggest ever immunisation programmes.In its first year it was a tremendous success capturing the imagination of the public and to build on that success, "Purple Pinkie" is coming up with many more innovative ideas - full of fun - with something for all ages.
Polio has no cure. It is a crippling and potentially fatal disease and children under the age of five are at greatest risk. However Polio is easy to prevent by vaccination that costs just 50p. When a child is vaccinated, they have a purple stamp put on their little finger – giving them a "Purple Pinkie."
This year's Christmas High Street Collection morning, raised over Â£700 for Cherry Trees (A local Charity providing home from home specialist short breaks for children and young people with disabilities )
Rotarians from Kolkata(Calcutta) India, have sponsored, through The Rotary Club of Guildford, a 'Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Project' enabling the gifting of two pieces of equipment to assist the mobility of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
In 1985 Guildford Rotary Member, Dr Clive Addis-Jones, helped to set up the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project, and was the Founder Chairman when it became a registered charity in 1993.
The Rotary Jaipur Limb project is a pro-active fund-raising and project-initiating body of Rotarians, drawn from all over RIBI (the Rotary International region covering Britain and Ireland). It was formed in 1985 and became a registered charity in 1995.
There are 9 trustees, assisted by several co-opted managers, who divide their time between raising awareness of the project among Rotarians in RIBI, identifying appropriate sites for projects, principally in India and Africa, and assisting in the preparation of programmes, budgets and financing for those projects.
In recognition of his long standing involvement in the Charity, which includes two periods as Chairman, the Trustees and Management Committee have invited Clive to be a Patron of the Society having ï¿½..been at the forefront of being able to see the concept flourish....and push the frontiers to a level never envisaged in the early years ï¿½
The Rotary Club of Guildford feels privileged to count Clive among its membership and warmly congratulates him on the honour bestowed upon him.
End Polio Now
The main objective of Rotary is service ï¿½ in the community and the world. We build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations.
The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self"
There are 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide, in 166 countries, and
60,000 members in Great Britain & Ireland in 1800 clubs.
President: Oliver McGeachy
Treasurer: Ken Morris
Immediate Past President: Terence Patrick
Service Programme (Community, Youth, International): Mike Wills, Grant Connell.
Events: Sue Lawson and Emma Valler.
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 3rd September 13.00
Speaker: Fiona Dick
speaking about the Fountain Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital, cancer support.
followed by Council meeting
Monday 10th September 13.00
to review September Council meeting
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