County Lines

Tue, Jun 1st 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Hannah Ratcliffe from the Children's Society on the criminal drug dealers who exploit children

Speaker host: Clare Waterhouse


 

Hannah writes:

As a Relationship Manager for The Children’s Society, my role is to inspire support for the charity.

I cover the East of England and work closely with those working in direct practice with children and young people and those who work to influence the systems they come into contact with.

Founded in 1881, we work nationally to provide specialist support that empowers young people to make positive changes and rediscover their hope. Alongside direct services, we listen to the voices of children and young people and campaign and lobby on their behalf. 

County Lines is something you may have heard about on the news or in TV shows. But beyond the headlines and scripts, it's a stark reality for many young people. In my talk, I will be sharing more about this form of exploitation and how we work to restore the hopes of those being exploited, on a national level and more locally too.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Several of our local entrants won prizes at District level and one was 2nd in the National Final

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Eden Project, Horatio Martin, District winner and 3rd place in National Final

The results of our annual competition - two of our local winners have also won at District level and one has won 3rd prize in the National Final

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At the Centre for Computing History

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We have become one of only four Rotary Clubs to be awarded a Platinum Certificate, in recognition of donations to Shelterbox of £10,200 in 2022-3

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Rotary Clubs worldwide are spear-heading the drive to eliminate polio

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We have recently started supporting this successful and worthwhile cause

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There are many myths and pre-conceptions about Rotary - this page seeks to dispel them.

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Several of our entrants have had success at District level and one Young Environmentalist came second in the National final

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34 of our members and friends are walking to plant trees with Treekly

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Our annual competition for budding artists - our entrants all won the second stage District Competition last year

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Our popular event for school choirs and their families & friends raised over £15,000 for local children's charities

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We organise two-day breaks at a National Trust site in N Norfolk for young people aged 12-15 who probably won't get any other holiday

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Combating AMR was the focus of our 2023-24 President's Charity, Antibiotic Research UK. We raised nearly £6000 in support

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Our members take part in many hands-on activities as listed below

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Our Junior Competition entrant has gone on to win at National Level. Our Intermediate Team won third prize in their group

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Chloe Folkes, 3rd National Prizewinner

Our Senior Winner Chloe Folkes has received 3rd Prize in the National Competition

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Past President John Martin uses his building skills to help the locals create a community centre for this deprived settlement in The Gambia, only a few miles from the luxurious tourist resorts on the coast

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We raised funds supporting Ukrainians both in Ukraine and in Cambridge & East Anglia from several events in 2022

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The East Anglian District and National Rotary Magazines feature the wide range of charitable and fellowship activities that Rotary Clubs enjoy

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We and our colleagues in the three other Cambridge clubs celebrated 100 years of Rotary service in 2022

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Our inaugural competition for budding computer experts, for the Francis Hookham Trophy

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Read the story behind this map and visit any of the operational WW2 UK RAF and USAAF airfields

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We are part of a worldwide movement of 46,000 Rotary clubs with a total of 1.4 million members. We enjoy a range of informal fellowship events while supporting local and international charities

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Cambridge Aid does great work in support of Cambridge residents in need. In 2019-21 we raised over £12,500 and we continue to support them

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RYLA offers an intensive 7-day course for 18-26 year-olds, helping them to develop as future leaders

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A sample of our members' varied interests and significant contributions to the local community

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A brief history of the Rotary Club of Cambridge together with some records which might be of interest to the wider audience

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Our members raised £1366 for Children in Need in Cambridge Market Square on 20 November 2021

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