Foundation Team

Rotary's own charity raising funds for eradication of Polio across the world and supporting local and international educational needs

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Rotarian Bernard Hawes - Team Leader

Foundation benefits from the experience of long serving and experienced Rotarians to support the work of Rotary Foundation, one of the largest charities in the world.

Principal Projects are:

  • The eradication of Polio worldwide. Over the last 30 years Rotary has had spectacular results in this area.  Newmarket Foundation Team on an annual basis organises a fundraising project to support this work. In October 2019, the team, teachers and children of Exning Primary School planted 5000 crocus bulbs in the grounds of Landwade Hall, Exning. In February 2020, the Foundation and Local Lions Club joined forces and held a Spring Stroll through the grounds of Landwade Hall, in Exning, (by kind permssion of Hon. Simon Gibson), the walks were greeted by a carpet of purple crocus and snowdrops.  The funds raised at this event have been included in a contribution of  £1000, donated to the Eradication of Polio across the world fund. 
  • The exchange of International Rotary Scholars, support them during their period of study at Universities in East Anglia.
  • Supporting students who are studying at Bradford University who are on Rotary Peace and Conflict Resolution Fellowship courses.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation Team, has suspended their normal activities and joined in a club wide effort to give support to local good causes.

If you would like to help, contact our Hon Sec. on 01638577619, or email

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