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  • Polio's Retreat
    As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio. Kwesell approaches the front porch of a home when she hears an older woman yelling “Samir! Samir!” She runs toward
  • Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
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    In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for
  • Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
    When Marty Hatala, a member of the Rotary Club of Boaz, Alabama, first traveled to Ghana in 2010 to volunteer at a local orphanage, she saw how local communities struggled to find clean water. Though at least 80 percent of the country's population has access to improved water sources, according to UNICEF, 5 million Ghanaians still use water from unsafe
  • Secrets of a successful crowdsourcing campaign
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  • Rotary supports WHO director-general’s public health emergency for polio
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    John F. Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, and chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2016-17. He will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates. For Rotary to thrive, Germ says, members must face current and futu
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  • Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
    Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunj

Welcome to The Rotary Club of Cannock Web Site

Founded in 1935, over the years the Club has raised substantial funds to aid local and international projects some of which can be found on this website. If you think you might be able to help Rotary, or consider becoming a member please get in touch.

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IMG_2265 (2) IMG_2247 (2) IMG_2246 (2)Emergency services took to the water to rescue Rotary Club members in a staged exercise to thank them for a special donation.

Staffordshire’s Search and Rescue Team who are newly trained to rescue people in water as well as land, were on hand to show the club how they work – and also thank them for donating money for three new dry suits.

At Chasewater Sailing Club during the week, president of The Rotary Club of Cannock, David Marklew, along with junior vice president Allan Rotchell threw themselves into the role – and wearing the new suits, waited for the SSART to come to their rescue.

Resuer Steve Harris said they were grateful to be able to show off their new skills, and alos the £1245 donated to them by the club.

“We are self funded and all our volunteers in the SSART are recent, out of the 60 volunteer search technicians, 40 of us were given in total 800 hours of training on water searches and rescues. It has only been in the last six months where everything has come together and we have got all the equipment, he said. The SSART have in the past year attended 18 call outs by the emergency services, and since December 4, carried out four water searches.

Cannock Rotarian  Tony lives in Cannock, Staffordshire and works at Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby, Warwickshire and his daily commute to work is 50.3 miles each way along the M6 Toll and M6.Tony’s challenge on the Monday the 14th May was to Walk to Work which took 2 days to arrive in Rugby on Tuesday 15th May and on Wednesday morning Tony was at work as normal in the Shopping Centre, his return to home started on Thursday 17th May retuning home on the Sunday morning after covering 153 miles!

Tony raised more than £600 for Dystonia and Kellys Wheelchair Fund.

live in Cannock, Staffordshire and Work at Clock Towers Shopping Centre,Rugby, Warwickshire and my daily commute to work is 50.3 miles each way alongthe M6 Toll and M6,

Cannock Rotarians donated £1000 of fund raising money from recent events and personal donations to Jo and Kaisers off road wheelchair appeal. This has enabled Jo to have the off road buggy and Kaiser is now able to come off his lead and chase Jo all over the countryside. Well done to everyone.

2011 ended on a high when Santa came to a 3 day collection at Cannock Asda store attended also by Rotary Club Members. Thanks to the generosity of Cannock shoppers at the ASDA store, a huge £1580 has been raised. The sum will benefit Charity’s and causes over the next few months. Santa was very pleased to see so many well behaved Cannock children.

Cannock Chase HospitalUnused spectacles may be deposited at the collection box in Cannock Hospital. Over the last few weeks a full sack has been collected. These spectacles are delivered to ‘Vision Aid Overseas‘ who in turn refurbish and distribute them. Glasses are sorted at Crawley and sent to five prisons around the UK where inmates have been trained to clean, grade and package the glasses for use on international programmes.

In the Physiotherapy Gym (Level One), Cannock Chase Hospital.

Wednesday 16th November 5:30pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 (on the door) for the lesson. Spectators welcome (donation only required for entry)

Join in for a fun-filled fundraiser evening, including a lesson from a professional salsa instructor followed by lots of salsa dancing!

Even if you can’t (or won’t) dance, it would be great for you to come and show your support.

There will also be a raffle with a range of prizes donated by local businesses.

All proceeds will be split between The Stroke Association and Therapies Unite. Therapies Unite work towards supporting children and adults with physical impairments and disablilities living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

For more information, contact Laura Brown on 07737 103 900 or 6938 (Physiotherapy Department) laura.brown@midstaffs.nhs.uk

A wonderful presentation was given of the recent work by Laura Brown from Therapies Unite. Laura is a local qualified physiotherapist who took part in a three month self funded placement as part of a volunteer physiotherapy unit in Mexico. Laura treated disabled children and adults with musculoskeletal and neurological problems to improve their mobility and provide them with access to healthcare that they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Laura returned to the UK and was inspired to set up Therapies Unite, with a goal to set up a permanent volunteer project that places skilled and qualified professionals in communities that will benefit most from their expertise.

Laura plans to return to Mexico in December for many months, any professional or sponsorship help would be welcome. Cannock Rotarians donated £100 funding towards Therapies Unite’s 2012 projects.

The Stroke Association are hosting a fantastic Fire Walk event on Friday 4th November 2011 @ Hednesford Town FC, Keys Park Stadium, Hednesford. Challenge yourself and your colleagues to walk over hot coals with the temperature reaching a heat up of to 1300 degrees Fahrenheit, whilst raising funds to support people affected by stroke. Your support will help the Stroke Association to work towards a vision of a world with fewer strokes and where those affected by stroke get the help and support they need. Hot foot it to Hednesford Town and get involved in the event and help us raise vital funds. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team. Open to everyone aged 16 years and above (anyone under 18 years old will require parental consent).  For more details or to register please contact me further, email Jodie.smith@stroke.org.uk.

An entertaining and informative talk was given on 7th September by a Cannock Rotarian Member. Alan presented to us the charity that he and his wife Manage.

Action Kenya is a small charity run to help poor people in coastal Kenya. One of the projects is to improve the conditions at Gede School for Physically Disabled and Deaf Children and to find sponsors for the children. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please get in touch with Action Kenya.

 

Cannock Chase HospitalUnused spectacles may be deposited at the collection box in Cannock Hospital. Over the last few weeks 3 full sacks have been collected. These spectacles are delivered to ‘Vision Aid Overseas‘ who in turn refurbish and distribute them. Glasses are sorted at Crawley and sent to five prisons around the UK where inmates have been trained to clean, grade and package the glasses for use on international programmes.

Sky TigersCannock Rotary Club donated £100 towards a total raised amount of £540 for a Charity Skydive with the “Sky Tigers” on behalf of the Army Benevolent Fund. The Sky Tigers are experienced parachutists from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s Parachute display team.

St Lukes Church

 

Local Rotarians flipped the burgers at the the recent Cannock Town Carnival BBQ. Every one enjoyed the food and the function raised a fantastic £140 towards funds at the Church.

V festival tentsMembers of Cannock Rotary Club will be exercising skills in taking down the left over tents at the forthcoming V festival. This annual event is coordinated by all Rotary local clubs. The recovered tents are passed to ‘International Aid‘ and provide emergency shelter for people.

Katherine HouseCannock Rotary club were very pleased with shoppers in the town who contributed to collections for Katharine House Hospice. 3 Rotary members took part last Saturday.

At their meeting last night (Wednesday 14th) the members of the Rotary Club of Cannock heard a report concerning the difficulties being suffered by thousands of people in the . Many of us will have seen this reported on the television.

 

This impending humanitarian disaster can only be averted by the swift intervention of the various aid agencies that are already on the ground, they of course need immediate financial support.

 

After brief discussion the Club voted to donate £1000 from its reserves to be sent immediately to the Disasters Emergency Committee to assist with providing much needed food and medicines to the people in the refugee camps in Kenya.

The Club had also recently received a £200 donation from the Staff at the Clock Towers Shopping Centre in Rugby, to be used for Rotary charitable purposes, it was felt appropriate to add this to the donation making a total of £1200.

A cheque has been sent from the Club today (Thursday 15th) to the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Club President Mel Morgan said

“We are delighted to be able to offer immediate assistance to these people at this time of great need, Cannock Rotary Club will continue to observe the situation and we will respond as appropriate to further calls for assistance. This may well require fund raising events and as always the support of members of the public will be much appreciated”.

 

Across the world Rotary Clubs will be responding to this emergency as they do to all others; in the last 12 months or so aid has been sent to Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan and Haiti.

On Thursday 16th June 2011 the Rotary Club of Cannock are holding a charity video horse race night to raise vital funds for Rotary charities.
Why not come along and join us in an evening of fun?
The venue is in Cannock.
Time 7.00pm arrival with the first of our 8 featured races starting at 7.30pm.
The evening will consist of video horse racing consisting of 8 races in total throughout the evening with a lightsupper provided. All for the cost of £6 per person.
The theme for the night is Royal Ascot Ladies day with a prize to the lady with the best home made “Ascot Hat”.
For the more daring of you why not become a horse owner for £5.00 with the horse being named by you and featured in the evening race card, and if your horse wins you will win a prize equivalent to £20
If you would like tickets for the evening or own a horse email info@cannockrotary.co.uk and we will get tickets to you.
Remember 100% of the funds we raise go to charity.

The new web site could not miss a mention about the award of £22,600 to Birches Valley Gymnastics Club last December 2010. The Rotary Club of Cannock had made its biggest donation ever to this local project. Mel Morgan (President Elect) Centre Peter Barke (President) Right David Marklew (Past President).

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