The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from the public, Rotary members and friends of the Foundation. Those contributions, gifts and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world. With 91% of funds spent on these programmes, the Rotary Foundation, based at Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. Polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic priority. Rotary launched the PolioPlus programme in 1985. In 1988, when Rotary began working with partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative there were more than 350,000 polio cases in over 125 countries. Since then, more than 2.5 billion children have been immunised against polio and the incidence of polio has decreased by 99.9%.
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The Rotary Club of Falmouth organise a number of events and activities to raise money for charity. These include quizzes, wine tasting, fun runs, race nights and barbecues. We also cater at a number of events including the Castle to Castle Swim.more
The Rotary Club of Falmouth support charities such as Shelterbox, Air Ambulance, Age Concern, Dracaena Centre, Salvation Army and the Cornwall Hospices. Last year we supported an NGO - Action Against Hunger for the blast victims in Beirut.more