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.
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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.more
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.more
An Orphanage in Sri Lanka was an original Rotary Club project started in 2008. Since then the club have continued their support. In 2015 the club funded a new toilet block and in 2022 funded a computer Lecturer and technician.more
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.more