International & Foundation Committee.
The International Committee covers a very wide range of projects, so of necessity, I will be brief with the descriptions. This year our latest project will be to raise funds to assist The Virtual Doctors project. This provides assistance to medical centers in remote areas of Malawi and Zambia and soon hopefully, in Kenya by providing internet enabled mobile phones that can download a patients medical history so that a remote consultation can be given from a local hospital or even, if required, from The Brighton University Hospital where the Charitie’s administration and funding hub is. The phones can be used for training, diagnosis and medical advice in actual time. The overseas medical centres are usually staffed by a nurse and an assistant so at this time of Covid 19, there are many occasions when help is needed. We are funding at least two new ‘phones this year.
We also support the Rotary Foundation. This is a Charity wholly owned by Rotary International, providing funds for many uses including educational grants, scholarships for students in many areas of the World, in fact wherever there is a disaster caused by a volcano, earth quake, tsunami or drought you will find Rotary International and its partners at the forefront of the rescue and giving humanitarian aid exactly where it is needed and quickly.
We lead one of the worlds largest projects, The elimination of Polio. This was endemic Worldwide only a few years ago, but in conjunction with The World Health Organisation, and considerable assistance from The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Polio only exists in two or three countries and then by a very small number of sufferers. The last push is costing enormous sums of money, but we must finish this vitally important job or all the advances we have made could be lost.
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Carshalton Park EASTER EGG HUNT 10th April 2020 With regret, we announce that as a precaution against Coronavirus community transmission this event IS NOW CANCELLED We ask for your understanding and that you keep safe by following advertised advice.more
Our aim is to organize projects and fundraising events that will be of benefit to those people abroad in the greatest need; not only following national disasters but also regional projects and global Rotary initiatives such as Polio Eradication.more
Although our recent fundraising activity has been severely curtailed during the Corona virus crisis we have continued to make donations to local charities who have continuing needs at this difficult time.more
The 2020 Sutton Schools “Top of the Form” competition which we organise is now underway. TOTF is a competition for local primary school children. This quiz is based on the popular radio and later television series first aired during the 1950's and 60'smore
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In the light of the current Covid-19 situation and Government restrictions we regret to announce that all weekly meetings at the Windsor Castle Pub are cancelled until further notice. However we are meeting by Zoom.more