International Activities

Frome Selwood Rotary Club's International Activities


The club supports many international projects some of which originate within Rotary and others through contact with specific overseas organisations.

Rotary's largest project has been to try, along with the United Nations and World Health Organisations and more recently the Bill Gates Foundation, to eradicate polio. We have almost achieved this. Polio is now only endemic in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. India has been Polio free for 3 years now.

To learn more about Rotary's work on polio see Rotary's End Polio Now website.

The Frome Selwood Rotary Club also supports two separate organsiations that were created by Rotary Clubs in GB & ireland  but now operate as independent charities, though both retain cery strong connections to their founding Rotary Club:  WorldWater Works and Shelterbox.

Updated 11/5/18

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Guy delivering some of the drops to a child.

October 24th is World Polio Day - Guy & Gill join Rotary's Polio Immunisation team in India

more Guy & Gill Parkinson joined many other Rotarians in travelling to India to assist in the polio National Immunisation Day (NID) in early March 2016.

The team (Frome Selwood and Chelwood Bridge) with two of the filled boxes ready to send.

Water Survial Box filling 2015

more Frome Selwood Rotary Club members spent a couple of hours at the depot filling 60 boxes under the guidance of the RC of Chelwood Bridge members.

ShelterBox Collection in Frome - November 2013

more ShelterBox collection in Frome

Rotary Flash Mob in Bath - October 24th 2013

more Rotary Club of Frome Selwood joined members of other clubs for a "flash mob" singing event in Bath to mark "World Polio Day 2013".

Photos of ShelterBox Collection - November 16th 2013

more Photos taken at collection for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. £1800 was collected on the day.

Latest News - Haiyan/Philippines Collection, ShelterBox on BBC News

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