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Rotary KidsOut Day 2019


Guildford Rotary Club were pleased to be able to support Rotary KidsOut Day 2019

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Purple4Polio


RHS Wisley opens its doors once again to Guildford Rotary Clubs to collect for the fight against polio.

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Guildford Eye Project (Global Sight Solutions)


From 1st January 2018 The Guildford Rotary Eye Project will primarily be known by its trademarked name of Global Sight Solutions

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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.

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About us







This club, number 48 in Britain and Ireland, was founded in 1921.
We are a member of District 1145.

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A Warm Welcome to this year's President Grant Connell 

His chosen Charity for 2020-21 is the Alzheimer's Society and its allied charity Dementia Friends


As public awareness and understanding about dementia grows, people want to know what Alzheimer's Society thinks about a wide range of issues that relate to people affected by dementia. 
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      An Alzheimer's Society Initiative

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Guildford Rotary Helps Save Indian Eye Hospital On 20th May, a powerful and deadly cyclone struck Eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. 

The Rotary Hooghly Eye Hospital in West Bengal suffered damage to buildings and vital equipment.  The hospital was already struggling from the Covid-19 outbreak and all operations had been suspended.  They were due to recommence on 1st June after the end of lockdown: the damage caused by the cyclone made this impossible. Hooghly town is about 50 miles north of Kolkata. 

One of the major health challenges their citizens face is a high incidence of eye problems and blindness.  This has a major impact on ability of those afflicted to provide an income for their families and in looking after their homes. In 2010, the Rotary Club of Guildford recognised the problem of blindness and the need for well- equipped eye hospitals.  Through the Guildford Rotary Eye project (now known as Global Sight Solutions) the Club worked with the Rotary Club of Hooghly and together they mobilised other Rotary Clubs and The Rotary Foundation.

This Rotary partnership enabled funding for the building of the Eye Hospital.  Since opening in 2011, over 2 million patients have been seen and over 20,000 have had eye operations.  Many who were blind can now see enabling them to live a full life in their community.  Guildford Rotary has donated over £5,000 to the Rotary Club of Hooghly Welfare Trust to pay for the initial repairs to the Hospital, enabling it once again to treat patients.

Global Sight Solutions is a prime example of how the network of Rotary Clubs around the world can work together to help the disadvantaged in all countries.  All the projects are overseen by a local Rotary Club with strict financial oversight by The Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Club of Guildford, which has served Guildford and communities round the globe for almost 100 years, is very proud to have been, and still is, the lead Club for many humanitarian projects. 

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RHS Wisley opened its doors once again this 1/2 term week Feb 2020 to Guildford Rotary Clubs to collect for the fight against polio.

Over the 3 days the 3 Guildford Clubs raised £600

 

 Purple Pinkie

On Friday,Saturday 21-23 February the RHS Wisley very kindly allowed the Rotary Clubs of Guildford to hold a 'Purple Pinkie' weekend at Wisley Gardens supporting the National 'Purple4Polio' campaign. Over the 3 days £600 pounds was donated

For voluntary donations  'Purple4Polio' wristbands are handed out and children can, 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."

  

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Chessington World of Adventure

Guildford Rotary Club were pleased to be able to support Rotary KidsOut Day 2019 by sponsoring 5 children with 5 carers, from Cherry Trees Respite Care Home, to go to Chessington World of Adventures in June 2019.

Although physically dampened a little by the weather, it did not dampen their spirits.

The children all had a great day out, taking part in a number of the rides, seeing some of the animals and enjoying an indoor "picnic" lunch.

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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.

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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  �..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 �

The Rotary Club of Guildford feels privileged to count Clive among its membership and warmly congratulates him on the honour bestowed upon him.

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End Polio Now 

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