End Polio Now

End Polio Now
Together, we step up to the world’s biggest challenges. The eradication of polio is one of our longest standing and most significant humanitarian goals.


World Polio Day 24 October

Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralysing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.

Rotary spearheaded the campaign 35 years ago when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries , paralysing and even killing children across the world.

Today the number of cases is down by 99.9%. The battle is not over and Polio could easily return if our work is not taken to total erridacation.


On Wednesday 25 October our Club members walked around Llanishen Lisvane reservoir raising at least £300 towards Rotrary Foundation's End Polio Now work.

https://www.rotarygbi.org/our-causes/end-polio-now/






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The Club has a regular programme of visits and social activities, aimed at looking at and being informed of what happens in our communities

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The Cardiff Clubs working together have collected money for Ukraine. Press details to see what this money did

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Walking for Polio

End Polio Now Together, we step up to the world’s biggest challenges. The eradication of polio is one of our longest standing and most significant humanitarian goals.

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Everyone Enjoying the rides on the trains made and serviced by the Cardiff Model Engineering Society.

For many years now we have, in cooperation with Cardiff Model Engineering Society, organised this event for children and teachers/carers at Heath Park. This event took place in June 2023 and we are looking forward to June 2024

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Rest in Peace and thank you,

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PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP. This prestigious award,established in 1957, is presented to Rotarians and others in recognition of outstanding service, community and Club. Rotarian Julian shown receiving the award in October 2017.

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Monday 23rd January 2023 saw the Area Young Musician 2023 Competition at Whitchurch High School. Paul Gregory the Club's Youth Team Leader, President Loretta and Alan & Jen Fleet attended representing the Club.

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Since 2018 Cardiff East Rotary has adopted Lisvane and Thornhill Station. We provide regular reports on the condition of the station to help with maintenance and we look after the floral displays. Press DETAILS for more information.

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Programme of Speakers at future Club meetings Author: Mike Wright - Speakers Programme Co-ordinator.

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The Club is very active in the run up to Christmas including its pop up choir singing carols, deputising for Father Christmas at events at the new house hotel, and supporting Llanishen High School choir raise money for charities

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This is the third year the eight Rotary Clubs in Cardiff have collected and sorted 1400 reusable coats for distribution in Cardiff

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CPR and AED training prepares Rotarians for unexpected events and saving lives

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A group of Rotarians has created a Men"™s Shed in Cardiff called "˜The Den"™. See full description.

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We began at Lisvane Station in June 2018 with Geraint Morgan from, now, TFW to plant flowers in the new planters on the fences (First Picture). We re-plant in Autumn and Spring and most recently in June 2022. These pictures are shown. Scroll down.

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Supporting other organisations and individuals in the community is an important aspect of the Club' activities.

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District Governor Steve Jenkins presents an award

The Welsh Amateur Gymnastics Association Competition for children with special needs was held at the Wales Sports Centre in Cardiff on 17th March 2017. Rotary sponsored the awards & trophies which were presented by various Rotarians who attended.

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Rotarian David Morris, of Melton Mobray Rotary Club in District 1070 visited us 10th April 2019 with PDG Steve Jenkins. David will be their DG in 2021/22. At our meeting on 17th April we toasted M M RC and enjoyed the pork pie sent by David.

Cardiff East seeks and undertakes contact and co-operation with other clubs including social events, fund raising and service.

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The Annual Rotary Welsh Disabled Sports Held at the Wales National Sports Centre 26 November 2023 .

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The Club continues to support Marie Curie collecting £410 at Tescos Western Avenue 17 February 2023. The Rotary Club continues to support the annual Poppy appeal. November 2022 members were out collecting for the appeal in Sainsbury’s Thornhill

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President Paul and Rtn. David Miles plus other Members and family attended, as shown here, at a collection for Marie Curie Cancer Care over 3 days on 13th - 16th February 2020 at Sainsburys Thornhill. A total of £1,826 was raised.

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President Paul visited St Monica's Primary School to present prizes to the winners. Head teacher Abi Beacon was thrilled that the youngsters had won certificates and prizes and the school had won the overall school trophy.

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