Aireborough Rotary step up to renovate an ancient source of water

Aireborough Rotary
Between 1998 and 2000 Aireborough members provided the labour to renovate the fabric of the historic Guiseley Wells, an ancient source of water, which had suffered from both the passage of time and vandalism. The site was recently chosen by Leeds City Council as a memorable place for one of 15 ‘Take a seat’ benches […]
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Local Northallerton Rotary Heroes Recognised with Award

Northallerton Rotary
Two Romanby Northallerton residents have been recognized by Hambleton District Council for outstanding service to the local community.  Duncan and Jan Davison, who are both members of the Rotary Club of Northallerton, have received a Hambleton Heroes Award from Councillor Mark Robson, Leader of Hambleton District Council. In his letter to the couple, Cllr Robson […]
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Melia Powell Funeral Services and Keighley Rotary team up to support Staying Put– a local domestic abuse charity

Keighley Rotary
Melia Powell Funeral Services have a long-established premises on the corner of Cavendish Street and Cooke Street, with high profile window frontage.  They have been looking for an opportunity to use some of their window display options to benefit the local community, so approached the Rotary Club of Keighley to see if they could put […]
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New Interact Club formed at Roundhay School sponsored by Roundhay Rotary

Roundhay Rotary
A brand new Interact Club chartered in June 2021 have hit the ground running by successfully applying for a sustainability grant for £500 from Morley Glass and Glazing. Interact at Roundhay School already has 21 members who will be in Year 10 from September 2021. Jean Clennell reports that the Interactors are a delight to […]
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Wakefield Rotary tackle the fight against dementia as robotic cats support carers and families in Wakefield and across the UK

Wakefield Rotary
The Rotary Club of Wakefield has been actively involved in the fight against Dementia since 2011. The cats are supplied under the trade name – Joy For All - by Ageless Innovation (USA) and are very realistic, they move, turn over, miaow and purr. They are controlled by four batteries and can be silenced or […]
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Scunthorpe Rotary partnership working to support fun family literacy kits

Scunthorpe Rotary
The Rotary Club of Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire Children's Literacy Trust, worked in partnership to bid into the ONGO community grant scheme earlier this year. ONGO are the largest housing provider in North Lincolnshire and neighbouring areas, offering quality, affordable homes for rent and sale. The grant funding was specifically to work with people living in […]
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Aireborough Rotary open gardens and Hope Pastures fundraising successes

Aireborough Rotary
John Moorhouse cajoled four members into opening their gardens for an afternoon. Each offered something different and generated animated discussion and questions. Opportunities to buy plants also helped the fundraising and a range of refreshments were enjoyed. With close to 50 people making the trek to Ilkley, Guiseley and Rawdon it was no surprise to […]
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Collaborative Rotary club working as Northallerton’s garden grows at the offices of Hambleton District Council

The joint effort by the two Northallerton Rotary clubs has resulted in an impressive island bed that is a great testament to the community involvement of its two local Rotary clubs. A big thank you to Tom for providing 17 perennials and Tony for providing a couple of big perennials and lots of annuals. The […]
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Louth Rotary’s Memory Walk Returns

Louth Rotary
After a COVID-19 lockdown break in 2020, Louth Rotary welcomed the return of their Memory Walk in partnership with Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, who are one of their corporate members. The sixth Memory Walk took place on 18th July 2021 which was a lovely hot summer’s day. The event was a success […]
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Collaborative Rotary Club Working Backs York Charity Organic Plant Nursery

York Rotary Clubs
Rotarians from across York and throughout Yorkshire have combined to provide improved work conditions for those with learning difficulties and their support team. Brunswick Organic Nursery, based in the city at Appleton Road near to Bishopthorpe, caters for up to 60 people at a time, with more than 100 staff and volunteers assisting. Growing and […]
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Rotary supports laptops for schools through collaborative working

District
During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown Rotary clubs supported home-schooling. Here are 5 examples of ‘on the ground action’ within Yorkshire of Rotary Clubs providing support for families as children learnt from home. Malton & Norton Rotary  Malton and Norton Rotary worked in partnership with Computer FX to donate laptops to the following schools:  Malton Community […]
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Sowerby Bridge Rotary are using the second biggest search engine, YouTube, to help get the message about their support for the homeless

Sowerby Bridge Rotary
Why not take a look at these short films? This is one of our members talking about how he became involved.  Colin has become our Ambassador for Rucksacks4Homeless. This is his story. John is Colin's mentor and friend. Find out more about his association with Sowerby Bridge Rotary. An opportunity to find out more about […]
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Around The Town

Northallerton Rotary
In September 2020 we formed a Publicity Committee to coordinate better our output for our website, local newspapers, Facebook and Instagram.  Increasing our audience on Facebook was top priority, for which we successfully bid for a District Public Image match funded grant grant   The main drive of our Facebook activity is a campaign called "Around […]
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Stunning Louth Rotary environmental project goes down well in the town

Louth Rotary
St. Mary's triangle, which marks the entrance into town from both the Lincoln and Market Rasen roads, has been completely re-landscaped by Louth Rotary in Lincolnshire. The project leader Rob Hall both designed the renovation the area. Along with other Rotary members, Rob carried out much of the preparatory work. The hard landscaping was done […]
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National Community Champion Award Winners

Rotary Great Britain & Ireland
Congratulations to Ash Razzaq (nominated by Roundhay Rotary) from Leeds and Issy Sanderson (nominated by York Ainsty Rotary) from York, on winning national Rotary Community Champion Awards. Ash has been working tirelessly on CATCH for over 10 years, to improve the lives of young people in the heart of a challenging and diverse area of […]
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Stunning St Paul’s Boxing Academy

Howden Rotary
The transformation of the gym is complete. It is absolutely stunning!  The High Sheriff of East Yorkshire, Andrew Horncastle MBE, has played a major role in ensuring the refurbishment happened. Andrew handed out awards to three other people who have played major roles in making sure we got to this stage - Barrie May, Shelagh […]
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Partnership Working between Braford Bronte Rotary, Inn Churches and The Storehouse Café

Bradford Bronte Rotary
The aim of Bradford Community SOUP is to change local communities for the better by bringing together members of the community to pitch their ideas for improving our area – from social justice to community cohesion, from animals to art, from support groups to sport, the only criteria is that it should benefit the Bradford […]
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Exciting International Interact Partnership Working

Interact
The Interact Club of KEVIGS (King Edward V1 Grammar School) in Louth has reached out to a fellow Interact Club at Sequoyah High in Canton, north of Atlanta in Georgia, USA. Both Clubs are sponsored by Louth and Canton Rotary, respectively. For Louth Rotary, this is a new chapter in a partnership with fellow Georgia […]
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RotaKids Memory Chain

Rotakids
The Memory Chain was started at St Mary’s RotaKids in Batley during 2019 as a way to raise funds for their charity. Upper Batley High School Interactors also got involved. It was suggested that people could write the name of a loved one on a band and then when the links were put together by […]
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Aire Antics

Aireborough Rotary
As part of the Healthy Holidays project with Guiseley Football Trust Aireborough Rotarians and partners again made sandwiches for pupils attending an activity week at Westfield School. This year 360 lunches have now been notched up. The Hidden Homeless Charity has found a new home for storage at Lidl’s new premises in Horsforth. Club members […]
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Jemima Browning - National Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award Winner - Nominated by Leeds Rotary

Rotary Great Britain and Ireland
Jemima Browning, 20, started Tadcaster Stingrays, a swimming squad for young people with disabilities at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Driven by her younger brother Will, who has Down’s Syndrome, it was Jemima’s belief that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy sport. An opportunity to find out more about Leeds Rotary  Rotary Club of Leeds | […]
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