Please view the list of appeals and campaigns Ross Rotary are currently actively supporting - Latest: UKRAINE CRISIS



It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organisations, Rotary have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission

Ross Rotary are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world

Ross Rotary join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue

In support of Ukraine, Ross Rotary have set-up a donation facility for anyone who wishes to help the peoples of Ukraine during this crisis

Please help us support them by clicking   Donate

Rotary will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region

Rotary GB&I - Ukraine Crisis Taskforce Bulletins
Please read the information bulletin releases
JUNE    #13 10JUN22 
MAY    #10  xxJUN22  #11 20MAY22   #10  xxMAY22
APRIL    #9  29APR22   #8  22APR22  
 #7  14APR22  #6  08APR22  #5 01APR22
MARCH    #4 xxMAR22  #3 18MAR22  #2 xxMAR22  #1 xxMAR22



There are currently no live campaigns - update due shortly




"Namutumba" : Emmeline 

Rotarian Deborah Wesonga of the Rotary Club of Jinja and former head of Kisiki Collage in  Namutumba,  a town that Ross-on-Wye is twinned with in Uganda, has been in contact as her 29 year old daughter Emmeline has a potentially terminal brain aneurysm


Emmeline is in need of an urgent operation but Uganda does not have the facilities, therefore she has been transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota USA for assessment

Cost of treatment is clearly a problem, Debora has raised 60% by asking friends and family, but is in need of a further £8000+

(Emmeline Pen Portrait)
  • Many of the former and present pupils of John Kyle High School (JKHS) will have had contact with Emmeline during school project connections. Through events such as non-uniform day, JKHS have been able to help raise funds
  • Ross Rotary have also collected donated funds, all of which can be transferred to the USA to assist with medical costs

Ross Rotary have added a Charity Donation button to our website and social media presence, specifically for this cause. Please consider gift aiding any donation made where possible, as this will boost the amount raised from Ross-on-Wye residents and those further afield


The "Namutumba" : Emmeline appeal is now closed
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal which raised 7745 USD
Emmeline's operation went well and she continues to recover



"Defibrillator” : Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club      

There is a Defibrillator located inside the Sports Centre at Ross-on-Wye.  However the Sports Centre is not always open.


Ross Rotary are campaigning to raise £1750 to provide an externally located Defibrillator at the Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club Pavilion.  This would save approximately 5 -10 mins in time if the need arose - Time is of the essence in these situations, it saves lives


The "Defibrillator" : Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club campaign is now closed
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign

Message received from Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club

Ross-on-Wye Cricket Club are extremely grateful to The Rotary Club of Ross-on-Wye, and their members, for the generous donation.  This will allow the Cricket Club to purchase a Defibrillator which will be located near to the Cricket Club’s pavilion.  The purchase of the Defibrillator, this very important piece of medical equipment, will mean that it is easily at hand and will save precious minutes should the use of the defibrillator be required.



Rotary Great Britain & Ireland

more Rotary response to Ukraine Crisis

Rotary International

more Statement on Ukraine Crisis