It is not just Prince Harry that can organise games for the physically impaired! The RC of Cardiff Bay in partnership with Disability Sport Wales recently held a two day sports spectacular in the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff. For more information and a link to more photos, click here.
Rotary International Britain and Ireland (RIBI) President Peter King visited District 1150 on 8 and 9 August.
DG Sandra at Ammanford's Big Day Out
District Governor Sandra, seen here with a friend, visited the Ammanford Big Day Out. Organised by Ammanford Rotary Club together with Ammanford Football Club and Ammanford Police, The Big Day Out is a great opportunity for family fun – both for those who dress up for the Mardi Gras Parade and those who watch the colourful spectacle make its way through the streets to the Recreation Ground.
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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal
Advice to District 1150 Rotary Clubs on donating funds to the Typhoon Haiyan Emergency can be found in the International section of the website.
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The Purple Crocus goes International
Fabric flowers – such as Remembrance Poppies and Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Daffodil – are well established in the UK as a charity fundraising and advocacy tool. The idea of crocus buttonholes was started by Lynn Mitchell, when she was DG of District 1120 in 2011-12. Lynn trialed 25,000 crocus buttonholes in around half the RIBI districts for Rotary Day 2012, and they proved a great success, raising over £25,000. For Rotary Day 2013 that number has increased to 150,000 with the aim of raising over £150,000. Better still, the Crocus Campaign is becoming a global phenomenon. It is now being trialled and test marketed all over the world, from Canada and Nigeria to the US and Brazil.
The Rotary Crocus Campaign has the target of raising £15 million a year by 2015.It sounds a lot, and it is, but it’s not difficult to achieve if everyone works together. After all, great goals are achieved by small efforts made by many. All it would take would be for each Rotarian around the world to wear a crocus, make a donation and encourage a few of their family, friends and colleagues to do the same. And the more people who are involved, the easier the task becomes – more details from the Crocus Team - Mike Parry via firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynn via email@example.com or David Price via firstname.lastname@example.org
Since Rotarians started their humanitarian programme to counter Polio in 1985, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. Reported cases have dropped 99.8%. Due to the efforts of Rotary & its global partners, the world is on the threshold of eradicating the wild polio virus
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