Peace Advocate Programme, Interact and Rotary

Wed, Dec 8th 2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The next in Abingdon's inspirational lecture series, held in person and on Zoom at The King's Head and Bell. Jean & Keith Best will explain "How we help in the Peace Advocate programme for Interact"

Rotary Promoting Peace

"We are now in our third year ... creating Peace Advocate groups in schools and communities, we have developed Peace Conferences designed by and delivered by young Peace Advocates to other young people. 

Peace Advocates are strongly influencing and shaping change in their schools and communities by using the skills of collaborative conversation, purposeful listening, and purposeful speaking..."

Jean Best

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Setting up for the great evening ahead

One of the most popular events on our calendar, the regular DNAPQuizzes raise a lot of money for our local charities, supported by the Rotary Club of Abingdon.

Rotarians hard at work to End Polio Now

4000 crocuses planted outside Abingdon Police Station in two hours to celebrate our Rotary Foundation ending Polio across the world

Installing water tanks in Africa

We worked with the Nasio Trust to install water tanks in Tanzania, to provide safe drinking water. Ground water in the region is heavily fluoridised and causes health problems for the population.

Two splendid cups commissioned for our Club's annual Youth Speaks competition.

Two splendid cups commissioned for our Club's annual Youth Speaks competition. Often won by our talented young people from Abingdon's six secondary schools, our winning teams often go on to the next levels of this national Rotary Competition!


The Club's foreign conscience - here immunising under-fives in India against Polio. There is no cure for Polio but it is preventable with a vaccine. Only two countries now remain endemic. We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988

Member of Abingdon's Interact Club (=Junior Rotary) immunising an Indian child against polio on Rotary's 110th birthday. Photo taken from her camera.

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own charity. It does an enormous amount of good in the world. Watch the video The Heart of Rotary for a flavour!

Abingdon Rotarians nourishing the local community - in historical dress!

The Club's local conscience