End Polio Now



ROTARY AND POLIO

When Rotary began the fight in 1985 Polio affected 350,000 people, mostly children, in 125 countries every year. Since then, Polio cases have dropped by more than 99%.

Rotary International has contributed $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than two billion children.

After nearly 30 years the Global Polio eradication initiative stands on the brink of history by making Polio only the second human disease, after smallpox, to be stopped forever.

WHY POLIO ERADICATION MATTERS

No child anywhere in the world will have to suffer from this completely preventable disease. It only costs 40 pence to protect a child against Polio for life.

Rotarys chief role is fundraising and mobilising volunteers. 

Every pound Rotary raises will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

WE CAN END POLIO NOW.

DONT MISS THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY. 

World Polio Day

Watch Rotary's World Polio Day Update and support the fight to end polio.

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Mark on left and Wayne on right from SRCC

We were pleased to receive a visit from Mark Shields and Wayne Stokes of the Somerset Rural Community Council to explain how they work in our community and how our Rotary Club may help them

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President Angela Murray-Clarke welcoming our Ukrainian guests.

Sarah-Jane Date, Minehead host, came along with 3 refugees, being hosted in the Minehead area, and talked about their journey to the UK and how rotary was helping them settle in.

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West Somerset Food Cupboard

Club members are all making a monthly donation of food to the West Somerset Food Cupboard to help those in need locally

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New President, Angela Murray-Clarke supervising her team of BBQ chefs

Members of the Rotary Club of Minehead and their guests met at former President, Ros Clements farm at East Luccombe this Saturday to welcome in their new President, Angela Murray-Clarke. The BBQ and the accompanying salads, deserts and music were great.

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Ukrainian Families enjoying a picnic in Watchet.

With District Grants available to clubs, the Minehead club has been able to help 15 local Ukrainian families with help to buy children's school uniforms; new cloths & transport around the county.

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Rotarians Mollie & Geoff on car parking duties

Club members have supported the Vaccination centre at the Minehead Community Hospital on Saturdays & Tuesdays

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John Baker collecting for Marie Curie

The Rotary Club of Minehead were pleased to continue their help to the Marie Curie charity at their fundraising event at Morrisons Supermarket over the week-end. The club provided 10 collectors who joined local volunteers and members of the Lions to provi

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Charity Walk - challenge between District 1175 and District 1200

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President elect Angela and her team

In aid of the Minehead Museum

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Youth Competitions

A new year will see new Youth Competitions. Young Artists; Young Musicians; Young Writer; Young Photographer' Young Chef and Young Technology.

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Ukrainian Family picnic

To start the year we have helped 17 Ukrainian families with District Grants. Watch this space as more projects come on stream

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