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THE ROTARY CLUB OF BARNARD CASTLE
Our 78th President, Ross Law, lives in Cotherstone.
Our Club Secretary is Tony Barmby, and Vice President is Ann Barmby.
Rotary utilises the experience and expertise from people of a wide variety of professions and occupations.
Their background and skills provide a valuable resource to ensure service and fund-raising and this coupled with a wide range of contacts provides opportunities and initiatives to give service and help others
Barnard Castle Rotary Club:
Arranges high quality public lectures held at Barnard Castle school & other local venues as fund raising projects
Financially supports humanitarian projects such as Shelter Box (an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide)
Sponsors young people to attend a Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp
Organises Annual Swimathon at Teesdale Sports Centre
Organises Annual Golf Tournament
Provides mock interviews in schools
Fund raising projects for local and national charities
Participates in Barnard Castle Meet
Supports the eradication of Polio
International Club link with the Rotary Club of Ambt Almelo (Netherlands)
Barnard Castle Rotary Club are also supporting :
Clean drinking water is something we in developed countries take for granted, but about one sixth of the worlds population do not have ready access to clean drinking water. The majority of these people live in developing countries. The scale of the global problem is now widely recognised and it is accepted that access to water is fundamental to health and well-being, as well as sustainable economic development.
Despite several major initiatives over the last 50 years the scale of the problem remains unresolved :
- around 800 million people do not have access to safe water (WHO/UNICEF)
- 1.4 million children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation (WHO/Water Aid)
Interact - Teesdale School Interact Club is sponsored by our Club - Interact is a youth clubs for young people aged 12 to 18 who work together to help others in the community and across the world, whilst having fun and excitement at the same time.