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Haddenham Junior School Forest School Project

Haddenham Junior School Forest School Project

Forest School is a long term child-centred inspirational play and exploration process
which includes supported risk taking

Some of Our Community Activities

Some of Our Community Activities

Some examples of Haddenham and District Rotary's contributions to our local community

We Help Fight Disease

We Help Fight Disease

Now only two countries are reporting cases of wild polio

Some of our Many International Projects

Some of our Many International Projects

Our energetic International team create and deliver projects that have lasting benefit for communities in Africa, and are exploring new opportunities in India

Haddenham Village Benches

Haddenham Village Benches

Rest awhile in quiet contemplation of the world around us


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while making the world a better place


Haddenham and District Rotary Inducts A Fourth New Member


Monday 15 July 2024: Humphrey took up the role of President 1st July and expressed great delight in welcoming new member Bobby to Haddenham and District Rotary

President Humphrey (right) welcomes new member Bobby


Haddenham Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2024

In association with Paul Wilkinson Photography

Our increasingly popular Young Photographer Competition is now open for entries

There are three age groups and £400 in prize money just waiting to be won

The subject this year is 'REFLECTIONS'


Details of the Competition, Conditions and Rules of Entry, and On-Line ENTRY FORM are HERE

Closing Date for Entries is 31st August 2024

Why not invite a family member or some friends to join you on your photographic adventure?

Working together can be an exciting and very creative experience

Will you capture a winning photo?

To ask about our Young Photographer Competition click the image below:


New Member Awarded 'The Grumpling Trophy'


Congratulations to new member Pam
the first lady ever to be awarded the coveted 'Grumpling Trophy'

Photo: Rotarian Chris Behan

Haddenham and District Rotary's Grumpling Trophy is an important weekly tradition that bonds members together in eager competition, either not to be recognised for something daft, or to bask in the glory of having done some good work for our community


Haddenham Rotary Inducts THREE New Members 


Monday 3 June 2024: To begin our Business Meeting, President Jason extended a warm welcome to three new members to Haddenham Rotary who, he explained, would bring new energy and ideas to further develop our Community involvement

New members Pam, Jill and Pauline with President Jason


Meanwhile Tim enthused fellow Rotarians with his plan to further promote Haddenham Rotary
to residents of our ever expanding village

Photos: Rotarian Chris Behan


Wotton Underwood Fete


Recent new member Robin, presented Haddenham Rotary at the popular Wotton Underwood Fete which attracted further membership enquiries and a visit from former PM Tony Blair


Photo: Rotarian David Robinson


Haddenham Junior School 10k Run 2024


A magnificent sunny day for Haddenham Rotary Members helping with HJS popular 10k run

Haddenham Rotary Global Scholar Natalia jogged all the way from Washington DC
to take part in the HJS 10k Run, Oh! and to do a spot of studying in Oxford while she's here

Congratulations to Natalia for finishing the course and much faster than the time clock suggests


Photo: photoninja

Prevention Efforts Intensify Against the Polio Virus in 2024


Despite significant geo-political and environmental challenges in the two remaining endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the polio programme continues to reach greater numbers of children with polio vaccines

In both countries, efforts are increasingly focused on reaching and vaccinating the last remaining ‘zero dose’ children – children who have received no vaccines of any kind

Thanks to strong political commitment, improved collaboration with the national immunisation programs, new efforts like Pakistan’s Nomad Vaccination Initiative and focused vaccination activities at border crossings, the number of cases of Polio continues to decline

Nearly 1 billion doses of comparably safe, effective and  genetically stable oral polio vaccine have been administered across 35 countries, protecting millions of children from illness and paralysis

Photos: GPEI

Much more on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative HERE

More about Volunteering with Rotary, HERE


Rotary Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine


Shortly before the second anniversary of the Russian invasion ​of Ukraine, UK Rotarian volunteer drivers made the 1,200-mile trip across Europe to deliver two ambulances and seven 4x4's, filled with humanitarian aid

Within days of arriving, the ambulances were handed over ​to medical extraction units to transport badly injured people away from the front ​line

Five 4x4s were purchased or ​donated by individuals in the UK and Ukraine. Two will be converted for rapid patient evacuation in areas ​of dangerous or harsh terrain

Photo: Tony Preston

Organiser Tony Preston was making his 30th, 20 hour journey to Ukraine

Tony is Service Project Chair for Ukraine Unity Rotary based ​in Lviv, and an honorary member of the Whitstable Rotary in Kent who undertake the administration

Tony said:
"The Ukraine aid project has been widely supported by Rotary ​across Great Britain and Ireland since inception and is a fine example of Rotary collaboration making these journeys successful

One driver from Hereford Elgar filled his ambulance with medical supplies; Chislehurst Rotary in London funded ​several sets of thermals and a defibrillator for a children's hospital; Royal Wootton Bassett Rotary in Wiltshire provided seven in-demand 2000w portable power stations, which are not cheap

One donation which stood out this time was 60 boxed pairs of  children's footwear which will be split among several orphanages"

"Sometimes, it's the simple items that can be so rewarding”

Tony may be contacted at:  acp57@icloud.com

Original article by the Editor in Rotary Digital


Haddenham Community Library Memorial Garden 2024


The Daffodils we helped to plant autumn 2023, have bloomed
into a wonderful display

Blossoming in 2024

Photo: Rotarian Humphrey Creed

Planting in 2023


Photos: photoninja


Haddenham Pharmacy COVID Programme


On Thursday 15th February in glorious early Spring/late Winter sunshine, Ronak Patel, owner of Vicary’s Pharmacy in Haddenham, presented Haddenham and District Rotary with a generous cheque for £300 in recognition of our volunteers help with the Autumn 2023 Covid Vaccination Programme



Ronak made the presentation to Rotarian Martin Andrew, accompanied by
pharmacy staff Sunil and Emma who played key roles running the COVID clinics
together with six of the clinic volunteers

The donation will be used by Haddenham Rotary to support local projects and deserving causes


Left to right: Rotarian Martin Andrew; Pharmacy Staff Sunil, Ronak and Emma;
Volunteers: Tim Ward-Barber, Grace Brown, Lynne Hobbs
David Brown and Kathy Parkinson

Photos: photoninja
A Fourth Community Noticeboard for Haddenham


October: Haddenham and District Rotary have sponsored

the provision of a Community Noticeboard on the old Haddenham Airfield Site

Close to the recreational area and new sports pavilion



Photos: photoninja
Haddenham Rotary Volunteer Helpers


We welcome volunteer helpers

Rotary volunteers work with us to make the world a better place

You don't need to be a member. Do what you can, when you can

Come and have fun

More about Volunteering with Rotary, here:


Haddenham and District Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2023
Haddenham and District Rotary sponsor Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
an all-expenses-paid opportunity for personal learning and growth,
enabling young people to develop qualities of leadership,
team working personal initiative and problem solving
Here are a few pictures from recent adventures:
Planning and Team Building
Problem Solving and Communication
Preparing to Kayak

On the Water


Preparing to Sail

On the Water

Photos: Rotary District Governor Kate


Read more about the
Rotary Youth Leadership Award here:


Haddenham Rotary's Human Fruit Machine Features at Haddenham Fete

Haddenham Rotary's amazing Human Fruit Machine was again a popular attraction at 2023 Haddenham Fete

Photo: Keith Milmer

An exclusive 'peek behind the scenes' at the complex working of our Human Fruit Machine

Photos: Rotarian David Robinson


Haddenham Rotarian Awarded British Empire Medal

Read about the award winning Haddenham Volunteers Vaccination Programme here:


Haddenham Junior School Forest School Project


Continues to inspire and facilitate development of practical life skills
with support from tree expert and Haddenham and District Rotarian David Rankin

New log cutting facility

Photo: Rotarian David Rankin

Read more about the HJS Forest School Project here:


Rotary Support for Ukraine


            Rotary delivers humanitarian aid and support for Ukraine:

               -  Hosting Ukrainians displaced by the conflict

               -  20,000 Tourniquets

               -  Warm clothing, toiletries, toys, furniture, household goods

               -  Modular Homes for Moshchum

               -  Magnetometers to facilitate mine clearance

               -  Power Generators for hospitals

              -  Laptops and Phone Cards for communication and translation

              -  and much much more

More about Rotary support for Ukraine here:


The Scope and Scale of Rotary Volunteering

A recent study found that Rotary volunteers contribute an estimated 47 million hours each year

That's almost 27,000 full-time paid workers, equivalent to about £650 million in avoided costs, every year!

The full report is here 


Rotary Magazine

A wide range of fascinating features exclusive interviews and inspiring human interest stories from across the world of Rotary

To view and download digital editions of Rotary Magazine, click here


Rotary Saves Lives



Haddenham Rotary saves lives by funding defibrillators at St Mary's Centre and the Coop store in Haddenham

Click here for more information



Haddenham Rotary saves lives by supporting 'End Polio Now', which has vaccinated 2.5 billion children

Just 1% of all children mostly in hard to reach areas, remain un-vaccinated

Click here for more information

Click here to see 'Why Zero Matters' in our global campaign to eradicate Polio






Happening soon...

Speaker: Rotary in Fiji

Mon, Jul 22nd 2024 8:00 pm

Speaker: Rotary in Fiji

Seven Stars. Partners, Honorary members and Guests welcome

Speaker Peter Chamberlain: Haddenham Airfield

Mon, Aug 5th 2024 8:00 pm

Speaker Peter Chamberlain: Haddenham Airfield

Seven Stars. With Partners

Business Meeting

Mon, Aug 12th 2024 8:00 pm

Business Meeting

Seven Stars

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