For the past two years, Sylvia has championed the cause of the Buddy Bags Foundation, which supplies essential items for the immediate wellbeing of children who find themselves in emergency care following a traumatic incident.
In 2019 she embarked on a Birmingham to London canal walk, and through publicity for the Rotary Clubs she met along the way inspired widespread support for the charity’s appeal for knitted teddy bears. So far more than 3,500 knitted teddies have been collected, with the figure increasing daily.
Her walk also raised £3,100, split between Buddy Bags and Rotary’s End Polio campaign, while a novel costumed activity in December 2020 achieved a further £552 in donations.
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The cost has been shared shared between Eccleshall Community Library, Eccleshall Parish Council and Eccleshall Rotary.more
The 4 Rotary Clubs of Eccleshall Mercia, Stafford, Stafford Castle & Stafford Knot are responsible for promoting this projectmore
Sylvia Keris is honoured by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Champions of Change award June 2021more
Donated the books are for the ‘Rotary Books4Home’ project that gifts books to children who do not have books at home and who live in our wider area.more
As from August 2019 the management of Eccleshall Library was taken on by ECCLESHALL MERCIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY CIC. The formation of the CIC was carried out by members of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia.more
PURPOSE OF THE SMILE FUND To make available limited financial assistance towards the purchase of goods or services to a resident of the area in financial need and which will provide an improvement in their daily living conditions and quality of life.more
There can't be too many people in the Eccleshall, Yarnfield, Gnosall, Tittensor, Woodeaves or Swynnerton area who haven't come across the local Rotary Club in one way or another.more
We raise funds each year to support The Rotary Foundation - this page aims to answer the question 'What is it all about ?'more
Dictionaries for Life have been once again presented to school leavers at schools within our areamore
Rotarians feel that helping children to gain a good education is one of the best methods of achieving a lasting benefit to countries where funds are limited locally.more
Location is Dood Pokhari village, Lamjung District, West Nepal. The project is planned as a joint venture between the 3 Rotary Clubs in Stafford and Eccleshall Mercia in furtherance of Rotary's history in seeking to improve lives throughout the worldmore
New Boys/Girls toilet facilities with links to the local water supply, with health & hygiene, privacy and comfort benefits at the school.more
Today at #ricon15, Bill Gates congratulated Rotary on the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Thanks to Rotary members"™ vision in 1985 of a polio-free world, we"™ve made incredible progress and are closer than ever to ending polio. Get involvedmore
Sylvia Keris, President of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia will be walking the entire length of the canal towpaths of the Four Counties Ring in aid of the End Polio campaign during August.more
In 2017 our Club together with Stafford, Stafford Knot and Stafford Castle Clubs held a fund raising lunch provided by the Ghurkas. The funds raised were to go towards the reconstruction of a school in the Bhojpur Municipality.more
The Hook a Duck appears at various places during the year, and is very popular with the young ones as every duck hooked wins a prize, all for just £1 !more
The award is made by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians - a Rotary Fellowship promoting service to Youth through Scouting and Guiding.more
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