Rotary International maintains its own charity, The Rotary Foundation which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The Rotary Club of Romford is an enthusiastic supporter and over many years has engaged with local clubs, 1240 District, RIGBI and Rotary International in assisting a range of programmes which are helping to change the world through, for example, providing clean water, improving the environment, sponsoring scholarships, and above all helping Rotary to achieve its major global target of eradicating Polio from the planet.
Ending Worldwide Polio
We have all been working together to ensure that children are immunised against this crippling disease, despite weak infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife prevailing in many countries where the disease is most prevalent. For many years we have been tantalisingly close to achieving success and at the time of writing there are a mere handful of cases of Polio located in just two countries.
It should be noted that every dollar given to End Polio is matched with $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help wipe out this dreadful disease.
The following series of annotated images show how Romford Rotary works with Rotary Foundation and its grant systems to contribute not only to the eradication of global polio but also a range of other humanitarian causes.
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The Romford Club's response to the Nuclear Disaster of 1986 was led by Rotarian Robin Webb who over many years co-ordinated our help to the hundreds of children suffering incurable radiation sickness.more
Trevor recalls that although 2020/2021 was a particular difficult time for all Rotarians the Romford Club was able to respond magnificently during the pandemic and successfully completed many major projects.more
The Kigezi Orphanage now has its own desperately needed ambulance and service vehicle thanks to the Romford Rotary Club and Rotary District 1240. Here's how.more
The Rotary Club of Romford celebrates its Centenary Year in 2022. Find out more about all the things we do, the people we help, and the fun that we have in doing it.more
This page describes how the Rotary Foundation scheme operates and the many ways in which Romford Rotary supports it.more
Romford Rotary and its work across the world in partnership with the Rotary Foundation, our Rotary District 1240, and a network of Rotarian friends and colleagues in other countries.more