Ukraine

Firstly a successful collection TOTALLING NEARLY £32000 on behalf.of Ukraine.
See "Details" for info.
Plus an update on the overall Rotary Support

Also please see details for a Statement by Rotary on the Ukraine Situation


Rotary response to Ukraine crisis


An incredible show of support

Rotary clubs and districts across Great Britain and Ireland have been collecting money and providing aid for affected Ukrainians since the conflict began and the efforts have not gone unnoticed. More than  £4 million in cash and goods has been raised overall by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and even that impressive figure doesn’t account for the service hours put in by British and Irish Rotarians in raising those funds. District 1145 donated over half a million pounds towards Ukraine relief efforts as well as Districts 1040, 1285 and 1220 donating close to that amount! It has also been highly encouraging to see most Rotary GB&I districts taking advantage of the $25,000 Disaster Response Grants provided by the Rotary Foundation. Here is just a selection of what districts have been using the Disaster Response Grants to supply Ukrainian refugees, those displaced in their own countries and our Ukrainian guests:
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Medical Supplies
  • Education
  • Aquabox Filters
  • Mobile Clinic Vans
  • Sport and Language Camps
Thank you to every Rotary district who continues to show what it means to put service above self in these difficult times. Our ongoing support will be needed throughout this war, and in the recovery and rebuilding over the oncoming years.  

Financial Support

Cheltenham North Rotary Club Members, together with Rotarians from Bishops Cleeve and Members of 41 Club collected donations from "Punters" at the Cheltenham Race Festival on Tuesday 15th March.

This collection together with nearly £6000 donated by Cheltenham North Members means that a magnificant sum of nearly £32000 has been raised to support Ukraine.

We are very grateful to all those whom have supported this cause at this difficult time.

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.  At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the devastating 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. As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organisations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. Following a meeting this afternoon with Rotary International General Secretary, John Hewko, which included more than 40 Rotarian leaders from Ukraine and neighbouring countries, plans have been put in place for Rotary to respond and support the horrific and ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. On a global level, a central disaster response fund is being launched, which will be coordinated through The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. Our efforts will principally focus on refugees escaping the war. There are many existing infrastructures that we can work through to reach those most in need, including the Rotary Action Group for Refugees and Intercountry Committees. Collaboration has also begun with ShelterBox, our global partner in disaster response, and they are in direct contact with Rotarians in Eastern Europe. As well as ShelterBox, Rotary is also in contact with other emergency response organisations including Red Cross and the United Nations to ensure our efforts are complementary and coordinated. In Great Britain and Ireland, we have established an operational taskforce, which will be led by Allan Smith, Rotary GB&I Humanitarian Disaster Response Lead. This will give Rotarians, who are always so quick to respond with support in situations such as this, a central point of contact and assistance through their District International Team. In addition, we have our own Rotary GB&I Disaster Recovery Trust, which can also act as a vehicle for channelling donations that can be used for the recovery phase of this crisis. An appeal will be established in due course. Rotary International will be communicating directly with all members around the world, and will advise Rotarians on how they can provide humanitarian relief via My Rotary. Our thoughts are very much with the people of Ukraine, and our fellow Rotary members. Rotary will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Page 3of 5The Rotary Foundationhave now received $3.2m in cash and District Designated Fund donations for Ukraine Disaster Response Grants and 13 grants totalling £450k are already being spentsupporting Rotarians’ response to this humanitarian crisis.Refugees from the Ukraine in the UKand Irelandupdate from Cheryle Berry, co Team Lead Humanitarian Service The Resilience Response Team(Peter Dowse, Brenda Parsons,and Cheryle Berry) held a well-attended online meeting with the District Resilience Officers (DRO) last weekto give an update on the present situation andshareideas of how they could offer help and support in their districts.Many districts have set up District Ukraine Refugee Response Teams, oftencomprising their Chairs of International, Community, Vocational, Foundation and Communication. The District Resilience Officers are reporting back to them on what they learnt in the updatewhich includedExplaining the Homes for Ukraine Scheme’ for the refugees at this stagePeople offering a home should register their interest on the Government WebsiteThis will enable thefinancial help, safeguarding, vetting and support services to be activatedWe are working with RESET, a not-for-profit organisation that will be linking the refugees with these offers of homesRefugees enter their details on the RESET websiteTheRotaryGB&I Ukraine CrisisTaskforce will be alerting refugees to this schemeThe number of refugees coming to your area willvary from district to districtBuilding on our experience with refugees from Afghanistan there will be many opportunities to help includingmeeting and greeting at arrival centres, language support, befriending, activities for children and business supportWe will keep sharing information with you allThank you so much for all you are already doing in preparationPlease contact us if you needinformation Please share with us what you are doing Cheryle BerryCo Team Lead Humanitarian Servicecheryle.berry@btinternet.comPeter DowseResilience Lead peterdowse@gmail.comBrenda ParsonsCo Resilience Leadbrenda.e.parsons@ntlworld.comSave the datesSaturday 2ndApril3.30pm CET (2.30pm BST)Thursday 26thApril6pm 7pmFor a broad view of the work of ICCs and Rotaract Europe with Ukrainian refugees.More details soonThe Rotary GB&I regular open forum discussion on all things Peace will have a focus on Ukraine at the26thApril meeting.Organised by Rotary GB&I Peacebuilding &conflict Prevention Specialist and Ukraine Crisis Team Member Jannine Birtwistle we will be joined by Taskforce Chair Allan Smithand othersto answer your questionsandhear your ideas and to learn whatyouhave been doing.Register in advanceby clicking this linkto receive your personal joining details.Bank account details See at end of this bulletin the details for donations to the Rotary International Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals and for the Rotary districts neighbouring UkraineDistribution of BulletinThis Bulletin has been sent to DGs to arrange distribution throughouttheir DistrictOn behalf of the Taskforce team in Rotary and friendship,AllanPDG. Allan Smith M.B.E. PHFRotary GB&I Ukraine Crisis Taskforce Lead Email allansmithJsy@outlook.com
Page 4of 5International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare (UK) Trust FundCharity registration number 1195213UKRAINE APPEALACCOUNT NAME International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare (UK) Trust FundSORT CODE 30-93-60ACCOUNTNo.68028860Please use the reference UKRAINEdonation”GIFT AID DECLARATIONI wish to gift aid this donation for the Fellowship’s Ukraine appealAmount donatedFirst NameLast NameAddressPostcodeEmailAlternatively donate money to our Ukrainian Appeal by cheque made payable to International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare (UK) Trust or abbreviate toIRFHP Trust Fund.In order to gift aid your donationplease go to https://rotaryhealthprofessionals.org/donate/and at the bottom click on Gift Aid Declaration.Please send cheque to:Dr John PhilipHighfield HouseRed Shute HillThatchamWest Berks RG18 9QHTel| +44 7889 388038 Email | drjohnphilip1945@btinternet.co


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