International

Aug 092019
 
Tribute to PolioPlus in Parliament

Former Prime Minister, Theresa May, paid tribute to Rotary’s work in eradicating polio, in particular to Judith Diment, Chair of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force. It followed a question from Alistair Burt MP, a former Middle East and International Development Minister. He asked: “Can I thank my Right Honourable Friend for her work supporting

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Jul 032019
 
Cecil Road School raises £1,069 for ShelterBox

On Wednesday 26th June 2019 the Rotary Club of Gravesend received a cheque for £1069.80p from the pupils and staff of Cecil Road School, Gravesend.  This money was raised for the  ShelterBox Charity, the Rotary inspired organisation which sends boxes of  emergency supplies  to areas stricken by natural and man made disasters  such as earthquakes,

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Jun 202019
 
Visit from our French twinned club

At the beginning of June 2019 members of the French Rotary Club of Cosne-Sancerre visited Gravesend for 5days of camaraderie and exchanges of experiences with Gravesend Rotary. The clubs have exchanged visits over many years. President Tony Muckley welcomed the visitors, and Martine Melier, President of the Cosne-Sancerre Club brought the very best salutations from

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Oct 122018
 
Cecil Road School supports Shelterbox

Members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend    gave a talk to the pupils of Cecil Road Primary School  today 11th Oct and showed them what was in the Shelterboxes that are  being sent to Indonesia. Afterwards the deputy head teacher Carrie Old  announced that   the children would be fund raising over the coming weeks to

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Nov 232016
 
News from North Kigezi

The Reverend Ken Berken and Canon Rachel are long standing friends of our club and visit us  whenever  they can during their visits to the UK. Recently we were pleased to give them another cheque for their work with the orphan children of North Kigezi and learn of the latest developments in that area of

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Sep 162016
 

We recently joined with our contact club in Cosne-Sancerre in France to provide some help for schools in Haitai. This was a project they initiated. They have recently sent us the following message and video: It is with great pleasure that I am sending you a link to a film that was made about our

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Feb 182016
 
News from Kigezi

The Rev Ken Berken visited the club on 22.2.16 to update members on his childrens charity in the village of Kigezi in Uganda. Our club has supported Ken in his work for some years and this time presented him with a cheque to help bring fresh water and sanitation to the orphan’s home in this

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May 052015
 
Collecting for Nepal

Our Club responded quickly to the needs of Nepal following the disastrous earthquake. At our meeting on 27 April we decided to hold a street collection. The licence was obtained and the collection held on the following Saturday. There was a fantastic response from the townspeople of Gravesham. A total of £1,431.27 was collected between 10am

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Feb 252015
 
Gravesend Pupils Help Disaster Victims

Pupils, parents and staff at Wrotham Road Primary School with Christmas collections and non-uniform days have raised £600 to help victims of disasters. This followed a recent visit to the school by members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend who told the children about the Shelterbox scheme which provides help for disaster victims who have lost

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