Rotary's own charity
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own charity.
Throughout the world, Rotary Foundation funds improvements in health, supports education and helps to alleviate poverty. One of the main projects spearheaded by Rotary Foundation is the eradication of Polio through its support of a global vaccination programme. From a staggering 125 polio endemic countries in 1988, Rotary's efforts have helped to reduced this to just three. Eradication of polio from Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan would rid the world of this crippling disease forever.
Chelmsford Mildmay supports various End Polio initiatives including planting purple crocuses at RHS Hyde Hall and Fred Bear, our Polio Bear, was busy raising awareness and fund raising in 2016-17
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. Rotary focuses efforts in six key areas to maximise impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and Rotary has a proven record of success in addressing them.
2. Disease Prevention and Treatment
3. Water and Sanitation
4. Maternal and Child Health
5. Basic Education and Literacy
6. Economic and Community Development
Find out more https://www.rotarygbi.org/about-us/rotary-foundation/