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This list includes recommendations by Rotary clubs in District 1200 plus links to videos and speaker list from RIBI

Childrens Hospice South West 

Providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family. Respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care at three wonderful children's hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall.

Contact:  Frances Kenneally 
Tel:  01275 866600 
Email:  frances.kenneally@CHSW.org.uk 
Web Site:  
https://www.chsw.org.uk/

Recommended by Frome Town Rotary

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Global Sight Solutions (originally The Guildford Rotary Eye Project)

Global Sight Solutions' mission is to provide free eye care and eye surgery to the very poor in the developing world.  Nearly all involved are volunteers or medical professionsl sympathetic to the aims of Global Sight Solutions. 

Contact John Miles 
Tel: 01483481856 
Email: john.miles13@btinternet.com
Web site: https://www.globalsightsolutions.org/    

Recommended by Dr Yinka Osoba, Yeovil Club. 

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Great Lakes Outreach

GLO works mainly in war-torn Burundi, Central Africa. They have developed a network of phenomenal local leaders working in education, healthcare, community outreach and more. There are many inspirational stories coming out of this work, which are deeply encouraging to hear. And their Founder, Simon Guillebaud MBE loves sharing in any context, so do invite him!

Contact: Simon Guillebaud
Tel: 07895 912839
Website: www.greatlakesoutreach.org

Recommended by David Lewis , Rotary Club of Taunton 

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Mercy Ships 

Two-thirds of the world’s population cannot get access to safe surgery when they need it. As a result, 18 million people die every year from conditions requiring surgery. This is higher than the number who die from TB, malaria and HIV/Aids combined. Mercy Ships is working to tackle this crisis. We operate the largest charity-run hospital ship in the world, delivering free, safe medical care to some of the world’s least-developed countries. This floating hospital is staffed almost entirely by volunteers.

Click here to book a speaker  

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Service Dogs UK    

Service Dogs UK is a South Coast based charity which aims to partner rescue dogs with veterans of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  They have opened a new South West hub in Somerton and West Camel.  

To find out more go to thier web site www.servicedogsuk.org or
Email:  getintouch@servicedogsuk.org

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Shelter Box 

Global travel restrictions have made the work of Shelter Box challenging this year. But their links with local partners, combined with their storage of shelter materials and tools in locations globally, means they have still been able to get shelter to the families who need it most.   

Our District ShelterBox Coordinator is happy to talk to you about the work ShelterBox is doing at the moment. Dowload the latest newsletter here Shelterbox_letter_to_all_clubs.pdf

Contact:  Hugh Deed
Email:   hughdeed@shelterbox.org
Web Site: https://shelterbox.org

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South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU)

Regional Fraud Protection Advisor employed by South West Regional Organised Crime Unit. (SWROCU) servicng all police force areas of the South West of England.   Check their web site form more information.  

Email:   ashley.jones@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Web site:  https://www.swrocu.police.uk/

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The Rotary Foundation 

Find out more about Rotary Grants and the way Rotary Foundation works from our own TRF Team Leader.  David provides a very practical and easy to understand presentation on the connection between our TRF contributions and the grants available.  

Contact.  David Perkins
Tel: 01380 830898  
Email:  davedee.perkins@sky.com 
Web Site:   

https://www.rotarygbi.org/about-rotary/the-rotary-foundation/

Download David's excellent seminar presentation on the Rotary Foundation originally shown in Zoom meeting on 22nd & 23rd May 2020  

Recommended by District 1200

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Water Survival Box

Started by Chelwood Bridge Rotary in 2006, thsi project provides rapid response for families who have nhot acces to safe driking water and have lost their homes and possession.  Management of the project and the practical work involved is all done by volunteers from Rotary, Inner Wheel, Schools, and local community groups. In this way every pound donated is converted into Water Survival boxes or helps pay for the cost of air freight.

Contact:  Tony Quinn
Tel:   01761 419328
Email:   rotariantony@icloud.com 
Web Site: http://watersurvivalbox.org/index.html

Recommended by Chelwood Bridge Rotary

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WellBoring: Where there's a will, there's a well

WellBoring are fixing one of the world’s big problems: access to safe water.Having drilled more than 130 groundwater wells in rural primary schools in Kenya and beyond, we are using our expertise, experience, and drive to make a real impact in the world.

Our wells last for years, they are cost-effective, they change lives.

Contact:  Nigel Linacre 
Tel:  07850 996856  
Email nigel@wellboring.org
Web Site:  https://www.wellboring.org/

Recommended by Chippenham Rotary

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Speaker List from RIBI.    https://www.rotarygbi.org/media/members/2020/10/Speakers-List-Issue-10-1.pdf

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Videos on the RIBI website.

Hamburg Convention videos  https://vimeopro.com/rotary/hamburg-international-convention

Together Talks on the RIBI You Tube channel   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMQZB7LNVoqLDBmjE8oPiLA



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Our popular Easter Party is fun for everybody

Every year we put on an Easter Party for Weston's super Seniors. Afternoon Tea, entertainment, a glass of sherry and an Easter Egg

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Weston Rotary was formed in October 1921 after a meeting at Brown's Cafe.

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Our annual Christmas Fayre is organised in November for local Charities to raise funds and display their services

Calling all charities! Our annual Charity Christmas Fayre is back on for this year!

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We support many Charities and Organisations when we can. Our chosen Centenary Charity for 2021 is Weston Foodbank

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As well as our support to the local community we are involved in International Projects, The Eradication of Polio, Clean Water in Uganda, Funding small business enterprises through loans via KIVA

As well as our support to the local community we are involved in International Projects, The Eradication of Polio, Clean Water in Uganda, Funding small business enterprises through loans via KIVA See details in the Related Pages

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We have fun organising and running events

Like minded men & women meet weekly to socialise, have fun and help our community

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Our Annual Weston Rotary Dog Day attracts huge crowds on the Beach Lawns

A Charity fun day for Dogs and their families Very successful events were run in 2018 and 2019 but our ambition is to make it a bigger and better annual event. NEXT EVENT 7th May 2022, BEACH LAWNS (Opposite Grand Atlantic Hotel)

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We organise an annual Primary Schools Art Competition, the children are so talented

An Art Competition for Primary School Children

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Presenting the Charity Cheques

Our main fundraiser - the last event was on Thursday 26th July 2019 - thank you to all the Teams and Sponsors who made this such a successful day. NEXT EVENT - Thursday 22nd July 2021 - you can enter now!

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Hundreds of deserving children have enjoyed holidays supported by this Rotary Trust

Every year there is a total of about £2000 in grants available to Rotary Clubs in District 1200. Hundreds of deserving children have enjoyed holidays supported by this Rotary Trust

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Our annual public Blood Pressure Day keeps us busy in Weston High Street

'Know Your Blood Pressure Day' is an annual event run by Weston Rotary Club with The Stroke Association We will hopefully be in Weston Town Centre on April 2021

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