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3rd October 2020
Press Release: Leeds Rotarians virtually complete Peru's Inca Trail to Machu Picchu , Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, Europe's Mont Blanc and the UK's Three Peaks Trek for chosen charities!

The Rotary Club of Leeds White Rose is a Group of like-minded individuals who meet weekly, presently via Zoom, and have decided to run a Virtual fundraising event to support two of our main charities, Joanna project based in Leeds and Rotary Foundation.

 

Our members, friends and families will be completing a variety of 5km, 10km, or 15km, by walking, running, rollerblading, cycling, paragliding and other activities in local areas or in their homes! In total our aim is to complete over 265km collectively as a Group challenge - this will be the equivalent to completing the below:

Peru's Inca Trail to Machu Picchu , Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, Europe's Mont Blanc and the UK's Three Peaks Trek!

Over the weekend of 24th and 25th October, our Leeds White Rose Rotary members along with their families and friends will be taking part in a Virtual Team Activity in aid of our nominated charities. 

The Joanna Project based in Leeds has been hard hit by Covid.  It works with hard to reach women who are facing multiple disadvantages; women, trapped by life controlling addictions, often involved in street prostitution with all the exploitation that involves.  

 

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own and only charity delivering our vision of a better world.  World Polio Day on 24th October coincides with our event. This supports one of the Foundation's key projects which is to rid the world of polio. Rotary spearheaded the campaign in 1985 when there were over 1,000 polio cases a day in 125 countries, paralysing and even killing children. Today the number of cases is down by 99.99%.

 

New members are always welcome at the Rotary Club of Leeds White Rose, contact via website or Facebook.

 

Donations can be made at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RotaryClubLeedsWhiteRose

 

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Contact:  email @ 265kchallenge@rotaryleedswhiterose.co.uk

 

Notes to Editors:

 

·       Rotary Club of Leeds White Rose is part of Rotary International

·       Rotary International was founded by Paul Harris in Chicago in 1906

·       All money raised by Rotary International goes directly to charities.

·       Rotarians pay for the administration costs of Rotary GB & Ireland in their subscriptions.

·       Rotary connects 1.2 million people of action from more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country in the world. Their service improves lives both locally and internationally, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org.

 

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