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John Grant Trophy

Recently the local club was awarded the John Grant Trophy for the best international project of all the Rotary clubs in East Anglia.

John Grant Trophy Presentation

John Grant Trophy

Participation in International Service projects is an important aspect of the international Rotary organisation.

For the past three years the Rotary Club of Saffron Walden has supported the Yorkshire-based charity, PhysioNet, by collecting unwanted mobility and physiotherapy equipment for distribution to developing countries.

After collection and delivery in the local club’s own van to PhysioNet’s Yorkshire depot, the equipment is checked and where necessary refurbished.

Recently the local club was awarded the John Grant Trophy for the best international project of all the Rotary clubs in East Anglia.

Local Rotarian and chairman of the club’s International Committee, John Tapscott said he was proud of the work done by his fellow Rotarians which led the club to receive the award. He said that in 2017 the club’s PhysioNet van had covered almost 17,000 miles to collect the equipment locally and deliver it to Yorkshire. This involved almost 30 trips to Yorkshire and over 70 other trips.  He noted that the club had collected over 120tons of equipment for PhysioNet in the past three years.

In June PhysioNet was awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017. The award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark her Golden Jubilee, to recognise excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.
















 



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