What is 'The Rotary Foundation ?

We raise funds each year to support The Rotary Foundation - this page aims to answer the question 'What is it all about ?'

projects that change lives

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into , such as and . Foundation empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

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We applied for a Rotary Foundation of £500 which was successful, so we were able to provide £1,000The matching grant enabled us to send £1,000 to provide educational materials to orphanages in the Lilongwe area of Malawi.  

Malawi is a country that has been severely affected by HIV Aids, resulting in many orphans.

Working in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Bwaila – Lilongwe books and educational materials will be supplied to several orphanages in the Lilongwe area, these to include the Tilinanu Orphanage and Grace Alliance Centre.

All books and educational materials will be purchased locally in Malawi.

Beneficiaries will be orphans in the area and the local economy

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Sylvia recognised as a 'Champion for Change'

Sylvia Keris is honoured by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Champions of Change award June 2021

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Donated the books are for the ‘Rotary Books4Home’ project that gifts books to children who do not have books at home and who live in our wider area.

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The Deep Oscillation machine being demonstrated by Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist Mel Cotterill

A Hivat Deep Oscillation machine for Katharine House Hospice is being funded by a donation from Eccleshall Rotary.

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Eccleshall Community Lounge

A weekly facility for local residents where they can meet, chat, share experiences at 2pm each Thursday at Eccleshall Community Library. On 3rd Thursday a guest will speak on a topic of interest.

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Defibrillator outside Eccleshall Community Library

The cost has been shared between Eccleshall Community Library, Eccleshall Parish Council and Eccleshall Rotary.

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A new toilet block to be constructed at the school to replace inadequate facilities, plus new water storage and facilities.

The 4 Rotary Clubs of Eccleshall Mercia, Stafford, Stafford Castle & Stafford Knot are responsible for promoting this project

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Turkey Earthquake response

On 6 February 2023, two devastating earthquakes, measuring 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale, struck Pazarcık and Elbistan in Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye.

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Eccleshall Library,  20 High St, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6BZ

As from August 2019 the management of Eccleshall Library was taken on by ECCLESHALL MERCIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY CIC. The formation of the CIC was carried out by members of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia.

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PURPOSE OF THE SMILE FUND To make available limited financial assistance towards the purchase of goods or services to a resident of the area in financial need and which will provide an improvement in their daily living conditions and quality of life.

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Club Activities

There can't be too many people in the Eccleshall, Yarnfield, Gnosall, Tittensor, Woodeaves or Swynnerton area who haven't come across the local Rotary Club in one way or another.

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Teddies made fro the Buddy Bags appeal

We need your help! Would you like to knit cuddly toys for the Buddy Bag Foundation?

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projects that change lives

We raise funds each year to support The Rotary Foundation - this page aims to answer the question 'What is it all about ?'

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Dictionaries for Life have been once again presented to school leavers at schools within our area

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Rotarians feel that helping children to gain a good education is one of the best methods of achieving a lasting benefit to countries where funds are limited locally.

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View of the Lamjung area of Nepal

Location is Dood Pokhari village, Lamjung District, West Nepal. The project is planned as a joint venture between the 3 Rotary Clubs in Stafford and Eccleshall Mercia in furtherance of Rotary's history in seeking to improve lives throughout the world

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New toilets and hand washing facilities handed over to village elders and Rotary Club members.

New Boys/Girls toilet facilities with links to the local water supply, with health & hygiene, privacy and comfort benefits at the school.

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Bill Gates talks about how close we are to eliminating Polio.

Today at #ricon15, Bill Gates congratulated Rotary on the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Thanks to Rotary members"™ vision in 1985 of a polio-free world, we"™ve made incredible progress and are closer than ever to ending polio. Get involved

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Sylvia Keris with Wolverhampton St George Rotary Club members/friends at Autherley Junction on day 9 of the walk.

Sylvia Keris, President of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia will be walking the entire length of the canal towpaths of the Four Counties Ring in aid of the End Polio campaign during August.

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Earhquake damage at Bojhpur

In 2017 our Club together with Stafford, Stafford Knot and Stafford Castle Clubs held a fund raising lunch provided by the Ghurkas. The funds raised were to go towards the reconstruction of a school in the Bhojpur Municipality.

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The Hook a Duck appears at various places during the year, and is very popular with the young ones as every duck hooked wins a prize, all for just £1 !

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The Bells at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall

The bellringers at the church gave a warm welcome to a group of members and guests, told us about the history of the bells (some installed as far back as 1710) and gave the opportunity to try out bell ringing. A visit was also made to inspect the bells,

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IFSR Youth Service Award by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians.

The award is made by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians - a Rotary Fellowship promoting service to Youth through Scouting and Guiding.

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