Crocus planting for Purple4Polio

To celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October, Rutherford joined other Cambridge Rotary Clubs to raise public awareness of the continuing fight to eradicate Polio from the World


Rotary’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign has been running for over 30 years and has been a great success - only a handful of cases are being reported in the last three countries to become Polio-free, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.


Funds raised by Rotary are tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a total of $108M jointly raised in 2015-16.  Mass immunisation of children in these countries is ongoing and to ensure that all children are covered, each child dips their finger in purple dye to get a “purple pinkie”!


The four Cambridge Clubs have joined Rotary’s national campaign Purple4Polio – in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society - by buying a total of 40,000 purple crocus bulbs, which are being planted in November on Queen's Green with Cambridge City Council, also at the new Arthur Rank Hospice site at Shelford Bottom, Nightingale Avenue Community Garden and Barrington Primary School - the results of these efforts should become very evident in the Spring!


The Cambridge Rutherford Crocus Planting Group, comprising Messrs Francis, Chrebelski, Tydeman, Hervey-Murray, Breen, Motts and Robinson are pictured in action below with other volunteer planters.

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2018 Charity Golf Day donations made to three local causes

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A message from President Colin Chrebelski

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Colin and Mike with IT equipment

Rutherford's help for home schooled children that have been disadvantaged by not having adequate access to IT equipment

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Rutherford supports the charity Re-engage with tea parties for elderly guests

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Sophie Philip

We are delighted to welcome Sophie Philip who was awarded a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship to study an MPhil in Criminological Research at Cambridge University

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Celebrating the completion of the project

Rutherford members, staff and pupils celebrate the completion of the Castle School make over

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Rutherford News

Club Newsletter September 2020

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Unveiling of a special plaque to commemorate Rutherford's support of the Library by the Mayor of Cambridge

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Bulletins are published three times per year. Click links below to read

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Pudsey Cycle

Rutherford, supporting 2020 Children in Need, raised over £3,000 with a Sponsored Cycle Relay

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The Youth Speaks Trophy

Youth Speaks 2020, Rutherford's debating competition for 6th form schools, is won by Hills Road College

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To celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October, Rutherford joined other Cambridge Rotary Clubs to raise public awareness of the continuing fight to eradicate Polio from the World

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A Wine Tasting Party will be held on Sunday 15 December 2019 at Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridge. This event is to raise funds to support good causes

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The Human Sundial in memory of Vernon McElroy

The Human Sundial in memory of Vernon McElroy is officially unveiled by the Mayor of Cambridge on 8 May 2014

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Author John Dickins with President Richard Crabtree

Rotary Club of Cambridge Rutherford's History 2003 - 2013

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