Events in the next few months
The events in next few months
Rotary Technology Tournament
Each the local rotary clubs of Huddersfield arrange a Technology Tournament for local secondary schools and colleges in the area. Pupils come to compete in a challenging task to design, build, test then finally demonstrate it.
Purple for Polio Grand Tour
30 or so years ago, when NEW polio cases were running at 1000 per day, at the suggestion of one Rotarian, Rotary Clubs across the world agreed they would try to eradicate Polio
In consequence of the huge publicity and fundraising undertaken by Rotary across the world, that 1000 per day has been reduced to just 27 in total in 2017; and none so far in 2018.
We still have further to go to achieve the eradication aims.
In May 2018 teams from Rotary Clubs in The UK and Ireland, including ours, will be undertaking a publicity Rally (not a race) – in Purple for Polio branded vehicles – visiting as many of RIBI’s districts as possible to raise awareness still further.
During the Rally, teams need sponsorship – all monies donated go to the cause – none goes to team expenses
As we travel we’ll gather passport stamps to show our progress at various ‘orienteering’ points in major tourist centres where Districts will do their own ‘bit’, on the spot, to maintain the impetus of both publicity and fundraising over the 4 days of the event
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will treble the funds raised!
For our team the event starts in our home district. We have yet to work out our route but ALL competitors will finish the event in Yorkshire (at the Halifax Piece Hall)
We’d like as much sponsorship as we can get please. Make sure you get sufficient detail such that we can gather I the money after the event – or indeed if sponsors wish to prepay oit can go direct to our bank account or we can take cheques/cash or however it is offered.