End Polio Now


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.


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.



World Polio Day

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

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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.

The Two Winning Teams with Club President Angela

Seven teams of 3 Young students from Danesfield Middle School and West Somerset College went head to head in this debating competition, with two teams going through to the District round

Santa bringing the Minehead Young Carers some Christmas Presents

Christmas presents were purchased and delivered by Father Christmas to 8 Young Carers living in the Minehead area

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

Mary Gray receiving a cheque from President Angela at the Beech Hotel, Minehead.

President, Angela Murray-Clarke met up with Lead Fundraiser, Mary Gray, at the Beech Hotel to present her with a cheque for £250 for the Childrens Hospice SW. Mary had travelled up from Barnstable to receive the cheque and appreciated all Rotary does.

Santa's Little Helpers

Members of the club gift wrapped 58 childrens' toys to be presented to Ukrainian children staying in our area.

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

President Angela presenting cheque to Fiona Toms from the Guide Dogs

Club President, Angela Murray-Clarke, was pleased to be able to present a cheque for £250 to Fiona Toms of the Minehead Guide Dogs for the Blind.


Club President, Angela, planted a Beech Tree in the Minehead Millennium Rose Garden, seaward Way, Minehead on 16th November together with a plaque from the club commemorating the Late HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Rotarian Richard Perry and the seven Christmas Food Hampers.

Seven Ukrainian families seeking temporary shelter in West Somerset were each the beneficiaries of a Christmas Food Hamper provided by our rotary club with help from West Somerset Food Cupboard

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.

Rotarians Mollie & Geoff on car parking duties

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


Charity Walk - challenge between District 1175 and District 1200

President elect Angela and her team

In aid of the Minehead Museum

Youth Competitions

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

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