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Sharing Rotary Stories from April 2022

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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

International
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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Rotary International Statement on Ukraine Conflict

Rotary International
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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Rohingya Refugee School Project

Mirfield Rotary
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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Humanitarian Aid for Beirut

International
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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Denby Dale and District Rotary Club working in partnership with District 1040 and the Busoga Trust borehole to improve lives in Uganda

Denby Dale Rotary
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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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

International
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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Centre For Handicapped, Kundasale, Sri Lanka partnered with The Rotary Club of Kandy

Linked to our current appeal for The Rotary Club of Kandy in Sri Lanka
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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

World Polio Day 24 October
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Lebanon has become the 48th country where School in a Bag have distributed school bags

International
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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Bingley Airedale Rotary support the COVID-19 battle in Pokhara, Nepal

Bingley Airedale Rotary
Bingley Airedale Rotary have provided direct financial of £1250 support to the Rotary Club of Pokhara Fishtail in Nepal, to support the local hospital with purchasing items to help with their continuing fight against COVID-19.  Rotarian Binod Koirala reports that COVID-19 is again on the rise in Nepal which includes the area of Pokhara, a city […]
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York Ainsty Rotarians and their supporters, through Yorkits, are aiding abandoned and orphaned children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

York Ainsty and Bradford Blaize Rotary
The Yorkits initiative provides inspiration, templates and instructions. These enable sewers in Addis Ababa to make and distribute the washable feminine hygiene kits out of locally sourced materials. The Ethiopian youngsters are rescued from begging on the streets and given food, shelter, medical attention and education as part of the Saltergate Children’s Home project.  In […]
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Rotary Working Partnership with Aquabox

International
In the UK we take clean water for granted, but the world's glass is only half full. Over 800 million people across the world do not have access to safe drinking water. See how Aquabox helps those in need in times of disaster by sending water filters, which help to prevent water-borne diseases, as well […]
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Our District clubs having an impact on the ground to support India's battle with COVID-19

International
Aireborough Rotary Club reached out quickly to their sister club in Tamil Nadu, India, working together to identify need and launch an appeal which in two weeks has raised £15,500.00 plus a further £1,000 pledged from 23 clubs across the District. They have also received some very generous personal donations. The first amount of money […]
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