WELL DONE MATT!

23 year old Matt George from Cambridge successfully completed his run form Land's End to John O'Groats (about 900 miles) in aid of the Refugee Council and raised a massive £16,667.26 in the process.

At the outset Matt wrote to the Rotary Club of Cambridge "I became frustrated with the negative portrayal of asylum seekers and refugees and the lack of compassion that is sometimes shown towards them."

Rotarian Rosemary Turner from our Club picked up on Matt's endeavour and our international committee chipped in a contribution to get him on his way.

Rotarian John Parry, secretary of our international committee commented:
"We gave him £600 sponsorship towards his transport costs.  He completed 33 marathons and his support car was emblazoned with stickers showing our support.  Well done indeed to Matt!"




THANKS!



Rotarian Paul Henry with the help from a group from our Club raised £480.00 through a street collection in Cambridge for Children in Need.


On Thursday 10 November we planted 25,000 crocus bulbs in Queens' Green - look out for the results in the Spring!

Many thanks indeed for all the help that we received from everyone including from the Cambridge City Council and the members of the other Cambridge Rotary Clubs which enabled us to finish the work in one and a half hours!

Why purple crocuses? 

 
Because this is the colour of the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised against polio as part of Rotary International's worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.







Our Club President, Peter Jones, at the helm.






Rotary International - making a difference in the world.






   

More about our Club

Rotary International is an association of business and professional men and women, committed to using their time, training and experience to serving the community.

Our club comprises 50 men and women - professionals and in vocations, some of whom are retired.

We meet regularly to enjoy fellowship and benefit from the wide acquaintance with 1.2 million other Rotarians worldwide.

We could use your skills, knowledge and input to take part in local, national and international humanitarian opportunities to help others. 

We meet every Tuesday, mainly for lunch, but once a month for breakfast and also for an evening meal, at the Gonville Hotel Cambridge.

If you are interested in finding out how to join us please email our Club Secretary cambridgerotaryuk@gmail.com



              



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Host - Sally Stewart; Cashier - Joshua Vanneck; Reception - David Spreadbury; Equipment - Dee Hutley; Projection - Chris Senior read more »
Dr Allen Packwood - The Extraordinary Resources on our Doorstep'; Host - John Martin; Cashier - Philip James; Reception - Jenny Shaw; Equipment - Graeme Minto; Projection - Graeme Minto read more »
Speaker will be Martin Bell. Venue is Westminster College. Members only. This year it is our turn to host the dinner for all four local clubs. Arrive 6:30 for 7pm. read more »
Young people will pit their wits in an attempt to come up with fresh technology concepts followed by a buffet lunch only for those who have booked in/out. Cashier-Rosemary Turner, Reception-Graham Sanderson read more »
This is a buffet meal at the Freemasons' Hall to coincide with the Technology Tournament. Cashier-Rosemary Turner, Reception-Graham Sanderson read more »
'Loving a Local Charity: How that works'; Host - Patsy Glazebrook; Cashier - Jim Stewart; Reception - Ed Coe; Equipment - Graeme Minto; Projection - Morris Chudleigh read more »
Host - John Grieve; Cashier - Dee Hutley; Reception - Jenny Shawl; Equipment - Graeme Minto; Projection - Graeme Minto read more »

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