Foundation Team

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

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 projects to support this work. Due to the pandemic we are unable to call on teachers and children of Exning Primary School  to plant further crocus bulbs in the grounds of Landwade Hall, Exning in October.  However, last years corms should be maturing and in February 2021, the Foundation and Local Lions Club will be again joining forces and hold a Spring Stroll through the grounds of Landwade Hall, in Exning, (by kind permssion of Hon. Simon Gibson).  The walkers will be greeted by a carpet of purple crocus and snowdrops.  The funds raised at this event will go direct to the Eradication of Polio across the world fund. The good news is that the continuing donations from Rotary since 1984, has in 2020 seen a huge success, in that Nigeria and the whole of Africa are Polio free. The virus is now only present in the tribal lands of Pakistan and Afganistan.  Thanks to you we are one step away from total eradication
  • 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 other normal activities and joined in a club wide effort to give support to local good causes.

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