Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
Rotary members carry out a wide range of programmes and activities. With local Rotary clubs in every corner of the world, we are able to work directly with clubs in disaster hit areas to understand what aid is needed and be sure that money raised goes directly to those in need. The Rotary Club of Truro Evolution are involved in a number of ongoing projects:
In April 2023 we were delighted to welcome Darren Tait and his team from "Cornwall and Devon Sends Love to Ukraine", to hear about their amazing work and the difference it makes to people and their communities in Ukraine. It was truly inspiring, humbling and heart wrenching. We were able to send them away with some donations for their trip on the 10th April... watch this space we will be doing lots more to support them. #sendinglovetoukraine#support Let us know if you have anything you wish to donate email: email@example.com
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the devastating situation as the cornerstone of our organisation is that of peace. As an immediate action Rotary created a pathway for donating to the fundraising efforts whilst working with Rotary Clubs in Poland and Ukraine to assess what they need most as the conflict continues. Our club has donated to this fund but please find other options: DONATE NOW, THANKS Disasters Emergency Committee- Watch their video now - Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Donate to Shelterbox - A Rotary Charity
Aquabox - Take a peak at this charity we support!
Since its formation in 1992, Aquabox has sent more than 110,000 aid boxes to more than 50 countries around the world, helping hundreds of thousands of people in times of crisis. The emphasis on the importance of clean water has become evident through recent disasters and conflicts as well as worldwide floods and drought. Aquaboxes provide water for family groups or whole communities by providing water purification filters as well as items of humanitarian aid to help with shelter and shelter building, lighting, cooking and feeding, educational development and hygiene.
Following a presentation from the Chair of Trustees that showed just how important their mission is we made the decision to support Aquabox. This project linked closely with our involvement with "Sending Love to Ukraine", it was apparent that clean water would be an essential need at the top of the list for communities in Ukraine.
We were delighted to have raised funds to send out two Aquaboxes already to Ukraine and we intend to continue to support this essential need and will be focussing on this is a a key project.
End Polio Now
Members of Truro Rotary Evolution managed to raise £300 for the "End Polio Campaign", in spite of the challenges of lockdowns. We had a sack of purple crocus bulbs, donated by one of our members, and were in discussion about what to do as a project for the autumn and winter.
Realising that the bulbs were more than ready to plant, some members met up to get them planted up quickly in pots on 31st October. Little did we realise that lockdown number 2 was being announced that very day. Thankfully one of our members volunteered to host over 50 pots of crocus bulbs in her garden!
Eventually the bulbs flowered in time for World Rotary Day in February and were very much enjoyed by people out doing their exercise and queuing up for takeaway refreshments at outdoor venues and cafes in and around Truro. We had lots of positive feedback from people and a chance to highlight the link between the success of worldwide Polio Vaccination and the ongoing Covid vaccination programme. We are so pleased, that as a result of the money raised and the contribution from the Bill Gate’s Foundation, many more people will now be vaccinated against polio.
Shoe Box Appeal
We have packed up a total of 28 shoeboxes with gifts for families in Eastern Europe. Thanks to Truro Inner Wheel Club and Britannia Lanes for their support.
Rotary exchange visit to India
In January 2019 three members of the Rotary Club of Truro Evolution went on an amazing visit to incredible India. Liz, Mason, Claire Dougal and Cathie Shipwright travelled to Ahmedabad in Gujarat where they met up with members of a Rotary International youth camp organised by Bhanu Gupta from the Rotary club of Ahmedabad Supreme. Bhanu is a former Group Study Exchange co-ordinator who Cathie had first met when she visited India as a GSE team leader in 2012. Bhanu is now very involved with youth exchange and was keen to organise a visit for Rotarians and their families and friends to experience all that India has to offer. They we met up with 22 other Rotarians from France, Portugal, Mexico, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark and Belgium and set off on the trip of a lifetime. Starting off In Ahmedabad, where the highlights included Ghandi’s Ashram, the International Kite festival and visiting two local Rotary clubs, they then set off to Udaipur. Taking in fantastic palaces, forts and temples, it was then off to the pink city of Jaipur by train, Cathy say "that was an experience in itself!" Here they were entertained by the District Governor and the International Youth exchange team and made new friends from UK, Romania as well as other European countries. Cathy says "It was wonderful to meet these young people and hear about their experiences of India all supported by Rotary International." They explored all the sights in Jaipur then headed off to Agra and the iconic Taj Mahal- living up to all expectations. Great fellowship was enjoyed on the journey to Delhi. With heavy pollution and crazy traffic, contrast of the beautiful Lotus Temple and other sites made Deli all worthwhile. The city was a mass of bright colours and flags as preparations for Republic day where the whole country celebrates India’s independence from the British was in full flow. The town of Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas and sitting on the bank of the Ganges was the final destination. This was the place where the Beatles studied yoga. A a beautiful place on the banks of the Ganges where everyone watched a very moving prayer ceremony at sunset. The exciting finale of the trip was some of the group doing white water rafting. Bhanu and his family were incredible hosts, they have set up small travel company called Experiential Travelling and are looking to run regular tours to observe, experience and learn about the sights, people and culture of Incredible India. We would recommend them to our Rotarian friends. For more information look at Experiential Travelling on Facebook
Projects of interest
The Plymouth-Banjul Challenge 2023 - Supporting Global Sight Solutions, a Rotary Charity www.globalsolutions.org
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