End Polio Now 2021

Over 3000 purple crocus planted by Friends of Gorse Hall Stalybridge, with pupils from local Trinity School, and Friends of Sunny Bank Vale Droylsden. Purple crocus represent the purple mark put on the finger of children who have had the polio vaccine.


The eradication of Polio is a battle in which Rotary has been on the front line for decades.   Rotary began campaigning and raising awareness about the disease in the mid 1980’s.  Polio rates have declined by 99.9% with 2.5 billion

children world wide being immunised.

Polio has been eradicated almost world wide except for areas in Pakistan

and Afghanistan.

Rotary’s ‘End Polio Now’ campaign is ongoing and 24th October was World Polio Day when all Rotary Clubs get involved in Purple4Polio activities

 by planting of purple crocus’s in the community to raise awareness of Rotary’s fight for a polio free world, and involving community groups is a great way to highlight the cause.

Tameside Rotary decided to mark the occasion with the help of two environmental groups, Friends of Sunny Bank Vale, Droylsden and the Friends of Gorse Hall, Stalybridge and the pupils of Trinity School in Stalybridge.

The photo shows Tameside Rotary President Maria Bailey, Rotarian Cliff Hall

(Foundation Chair), Alan Pickles (Friends of Gorse Hall) and pupils of Trinity School, Stalybridge.

President Maria thanked Alan Pickles for making the arrangements and the pupils of Trinity School for their enthusiasm in planting the crocus and hopefully we will see a nice display of flowers next spring.

Rotarian Cliff Hall is the first member of Tameside Rotary to serve on the Rotary District Foundation Committee which is responsible for the distribution of grants to rotary clubs to use on various local and international


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Pres.Maria delivering Men's Toiletries to Droylsden Food Bank

Tameside Rotary donated Men's toiletries to Droylsden Food Bank


We have "inherited" Rotary Wheel in Ashton. Planting purple crocus to celebrate how near we are to Ending Polio


Tameside Rotary are raising funds through Just Giving to ensure all Young Carers in Tameside get a present this Christmas.

Rotary Eye Hospital- Sylhet Bangladesh

Tameside Rotary Club Supports - Just Help Foundation in building an Eye Hospital in Bangladesh

Children from Samuel Laycock School

Tameside Rotary took out a group of children from Samuel Laycock School to the science Museum


Two of our members Donna Thomas & John McMillan joined 24 others to abseil down IKEA in aid of "Tameside Young Carers"

Rtn Derek Baines with leaflet promoting Tameside MacMillan Unit

Tameside Rotary Supports £2 million fund raising to build "The Tameside MacMillan Unit"

Dictionaries Donated to Local Schools

Each year Tameside Rotary give to two local primary schools dictionaries to Year 6 Pupils


We meet 2nd Tuesday each month. Informal, friendly covering the whole of Tameside. Come and Join us

Our New Banners

To promote the work Tameside Rotary does in the community

Working Party

Tidying Up the Tameside Rotary Wheel


In aid of Willow Wood Hospice annual Charity Golf Day at Werneth Low Golf Club 16th August

Award Recipient 2018 (there were 24 others) Could your organisation receive a cash award this year?

We are seeking to fund inspiring ideas/actions which are about people and communities coming together to change things in Tameside. Download Form and return closing date 15th March 2019 NOW CLOSED

Bags of shoes

Tameside Rotary collected pairs of shoes and other footwear for homeless people


A raffle to sponsor 10 Christmas Toy Boxes for Children in Refuge homes. Result able to purchase 12 Boxes - Well Done All who supported and Angela who arranged aeverything