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May 11, 2022
Sharing Rotary Stories from April 2022
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March 29, 2022
From the north, south, east and west of our District, a diverse collection of stories from Rotary clubs responding to Ukraine's call for help

Stories of support for Ukraine from Knaresborough, Northallerton, York, Barton Upon-Humber, Howden, Louth, Scunthorpe, Normanton, Pontefract, Calverley, Halifax Calder and Keighley. Knaresborough Rotary report on Facebook: As of Monday 21 March 2022, the total raised from our bucket collection plus member's donations is £1,574. This is being added to the over £36,000 raised by Rotary […]

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February 28, 2022
Rotary International Statement on Ukraine Conflict

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we 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 […]

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February 27, 2022
Rohingya Refugee School Project

In 2019 one of our members, Paul Cusworth, spoke at our Conference, in the Rotary District of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, about the plight of the 650,000 Rohingya children of school age who live in the largest refuge camp in the world. They have little or no education and live with little prospects in their lives. […]

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February 26, 2022
Humanitarian Aid for Beirut

Following the devastating explosion in Beirut on the 4 August 2020 37 Rotary clubs across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire responded positively.  Thanks to their generosity and quick response we were able to release District designated funding and support Beirut. Cosmopolitan to meet their target and submit a Global Grant bid in February 2021. The aim was […]

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January 29, 2022
Denby Dale and District Rotary Club working in partnership with District 1040 and the Busoga Trust borehole to improve lives in Uganda

The Busoga Trust is a UK based Christian Charity founded in 1982 and has since been working to provide the people of rural Uganda with clean water and a comprehensive hygiene and sanitation education.  There guiding principle is one of long term partnership with the people it serves as can be demonstrated by the fact […]

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November 27, 2021
Rotary in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (worldwide Rotary District 1040) sponsored Global Grant Scholar Phoebe Hornsby, has recently graduated with her MSc in Sanitation at IHE Delft, Netherlands

Phoebe has done some remarkable work in the field of water and sanitation which is one of the 7 areas of Rotary’s focus. She now has the knowledge and skills that will help Rotary deliver on its global aim of giving access to clean water and sanitation to all. Phoebe reports: I recently graduated with […]

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November 27, 2021
Centre For Handicapped, Kundasale, Sri Lanka partnered with The Rotary Club of Kandy
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October 29, 2021
Rotary International and its global partners World Health Organisation, Centre for Disease Control, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, celebrate their success in the fight to End Polio Now
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September 28, 2021
Lebanon has become the 48th country where School in a Bag have distributed school bags

On 4th August 2020, in the Port of Beirut in Lebanon, a large fire broke out in Warehouse 12. Firefighters rallied to the scene.  Unbeknownst to residents in Beirut, since 2013, Warehouse 12 had been housing 2,750 tonnes of the fertiliser Ammonium Nitrate, which was taken off a stricken Moldovan cargo ship, the MV Rhosus […]

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