It is now more than 30 years since the horrific nuclear power station disaster at Chernobyl. Although the site is within The Ukraine, much of the continuing legacy of radiation and consequential bad health still falls to this day on neighbouring Belarus.
Since 2004 a charity - Chernobyl Children's Lifeline North Wales - has hosted hundreds of Belarus children for a four week holiday in North Wales. As wel as this being the adventure of a lifetime, the good Welsh air gives a valuable respite from the bad environment of their homeland, and has regularly demonstrated a lasting consequential improvement in health. The guiding spirit behind the charity is the husband and wife team of Gerrie and Chris Bailey.
Because the Rotary Club of Llandudno plays a small part in the organisation of the annual visit of 30-40 children, the Club is well placed to see the incredible work done by this couple. The Club therefore sought to honour them with 2017's Community Service Award. This was done at a recent well attended Club Charter Night. Rotarians and guests were also delighted to be able to make individual donations as part of a collection organised by Lindsay Pearce, one of Llandudno's regular Chernobyl Children's helpers.
more Rotary is in mourning for our beloved President Alan Guinn, who died on 15th May. Alan had been unwell for a time but his departure has come as a shock to us all
more On Tuesday, 27th June, 23 Rotarians and friends dined at the Maesdu Golf Club before hearing from incoming President Tris Owen about his plans for the Club for the Rotary year to 30th June 2024
more Our opportunity to show appreciation to all the collection point partners for their invaluable support to the "Hope Restored" Foodbank
more Highlights of our recent Charter Night
more On Tuesday 4th April 2023, the Rotary Club of Llandudno held an evening talk at Maesdu Golf Club on the work of "TVConwy". 19 members and friends attended the event.
more The Rotary Club of Llandudno held a collection outside Marks & Spencer, Parc Llandudno on Saturday, February 11th to raise funds for ShelterBox, a partner of Rotary.
more At a most engaging talk at the Maesdu Golf Club. Rae Lewis outlined the proposed 2024 #LASTPOLE expedition to the least accessible point in the Arctic. The talk was attended by 17 Rotarians and friends
more 9 6th C H A R T E R N I G H T Friday 31st March 2023 – 7pm for 7.30pm meal Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Penrhyn Avenue, Colwyn Bay LL28 4LR £28 – formal dress Speaker – Cllr. Ian Turner – “The Magic of a Cheese Sandwich”
more On the 7th of February 2023, the Club held an evening event at the Maesdu Golf Club that featured a talk by Cllr Emily Owen, who is the Deputy Leader of Conwy CBC.
more A small group of Llandudno Rotary Club Members, led by Rtn. Mike Perry, is planning and co-ordinating initiatives designed to help the refugees feel welcome and integrate them into the community.
more Rotary says "Thank you" to the kind people of Conwy who have taken in refugees from war-torn Ukraine
more Founded 100 years ago (their centenary inspired the presentation of a bench and two trees to the town’s Happy Valley Park) the Soroptimists have had a presence in the UK for 80 years, Soroptimists seek to support women and girls globally.
more Be involved in your local Rotary Club and be kept informed of what's happening - ideal for anyone wanting to support what Rotary does from time to time but without regular commitment or any expense
more On Tuesday, 19th July, 10 Rotarians and their friends/partners were shown aroun by Dawn Lancaster, the Museum’s proud Museum Director and Curator. In the time we had, she was able to show us just a fraction of the 9,000 artefacts
more Cllr. Ian Turner reprised his 1996 adventure with a skip he drove from Land's End to John o' Groats
more On Tuesday, 7th June,,after dining at the Maesdu Golf Couse (highly reccommended!) 21 Members and friends sat back to enjoy talks from two very different public-spirited people – the common ground is that they are both driven by a passion for what they do
more Llandudno Rotary provides a day out at Bodnant Gardens to residents of St David's Hospice
more Llandudno Rotary hosted another successful "Know Your Blood Pressure" Day
more Llandudno Rotary was pleased to review where donations totalling over £6,000 were made during 2017
more Each year, Llandudno Rotary organizes a day out for any of the patients at St David’s Hospice that feel able to travel
more Every year since the turn of the century, the Rotary Club of Llandudno has made an annual presentation to a person or group who has clearly made a contribution to the social fabric of the town by working tirelessly to address some social need.
more Knights in shining armour needed to make a Great Day Out
more Llandudno Rotary heard from the Hope Restored charity about their work
more Llandudno walks by the side of Mike and Jules Peters in their cancer fundraising walk across North Wales
more Llandudno Rotary welcomed RNLI Llandudno
more Llandudno Rotary has donated another defibrillator to the local community - this time in Craig y Don
more Llandudno Rotary helps over 45 people check their blood pressure
more Supporting the annual visits to Llandudno of children from Chernobyl
more Annual Visit for Patients and Carers