Here we are for the start of the two venturesome explorers. At 8 0'clock they will leave the warm hospitably of the Woodman and venture North in search of funds.
During there travels they will make frequent stops rattling a tin for funds for polio eradication.
30 or so years ago, when NEW polio cases were running at 1000 per day, at the suggestion of one Rotarian, Rotary Clubs across the world agreed they would try to eradicate Polio
In consequence of the huge publicity and fundraising undertaken by Rotary across the world, that 1000 per day has been reduced to just 27 in total in 2017; and none so far in 2018.
We still have further to go to achieve the eradication aims.
In May 2018 teams from Rotary Clubs in The UK and Ireland, including ours, will be undertaking a publicity Rally (not a race) – in Purple for Polio branded vehicles – visiting as many of Rotary GB&I’s districts as possible to raise awareness still further.
During the Rally, teams need sponsorship – all monies donated go to the cause – none goes to team expenses. As we travel we’ll gather passport stamps to show our progress at various ‘orienteering’ points in major tourist centres where Districts will do their own ‘bit’, on the spot, to maintain the impetus of both publicity and fundraising over the 4 days of the event
The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation will treble the funds raised!
For our team the event starts in our home district. We have yet to work out our route but ALL competitors will finish the event in Yorkshire (at the Halifax Piece Hall)
Total £2500 Trebled to £7,500 by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
more The Busoga Trust is a UK based Christian Charity founded in 1982 and has since been working to provide the people of rural Uganda with clean water and a comprehensive hygiene and sanitation education.
more The Charity Golf Challenge event, which allows teams to play on any course at a time of their choice will run from May 1st 2021 until September 30th 2021
more New minibus
more Visit to handover a cheque towards a new operational vehicle
more Funds raised each year find two children school for a year in the Gambia
more Annual Beer Festival
more Kids Out
more Providing Defibrillators in suitable locations to help people with first aide while waiting for ambulance staff.
more Following our successful virtual balloon race over Xmas we have received these messages from the charities we have supported.
more Denby Dale & District Rotary member sets himself a target of walking 1000 miles in 2020.
more Raising funds to irradicate Polio
more We had a record 22 teams from 9 schools taking part in 2019
more Denby Dale & District Rotary Club came up with a novel way of raising funds after the cancellation of its annual golf day.
more Denby Dale & District Rotary Club has presented a building supplies company with a Community Service Award after it helped to make a virtual balloon race a success.
more We were delighted to be able to present a cheque for £50.00 to Patricia Edwards, the leading balloon owner in the recent Denby Dale & District Rotary virtual Balloon Race.
back Welcome to the Rotary Club of Denby Dale and District. Have a look at the events we do from a Technology Tournament, Planting crocus to help finally end Polio, a golf day, Christmas Concert and much more