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We are pleased to announce that Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Support Centre, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.25.… Read more

!!UPDATED!! Rotaract GBI Conference Programme Released

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Picture3*#WhatNext?: Theme of Rotaract GBI Conference. 

This year RotaractGBI will be holding our annual conference adjacent to the RotaryGBI Conference.  Conveniently being held within the Bournemouth International Centre on Saturday 2nd April 2016, Rotaractors will still have the chance to enjoy all of the many RIBI Conference functions and entertainment, have the opportunity to attend the inspiring plenaries on Friday and Sunday; but also attend our very own conference session on Saturday 2nd April 2016 in the Bay Suite of the BIC.… Read more


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Eleven Rotarians, hitherto unsung heroes are this year’s Champions of Change following nominations being made by their District Governors. They epitomise efforts made in one of the two categories for International or Domestic projects.

The four Rotarians who will receive an award for their volunteer work, primarily focused on addressing humanitarian concerns within Great Britain and Ireland, are:

  • Grant Stephen of the Rotary Club of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland worked to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Scotland, with steps being made for Duns to be recognised as a dementia friendly town.
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At the start of the year, people often set themselves targets to get active, but Colin Bell, a member of the Rotary Club of Bodmin has recently completed a year-long challenge of epic proportions.

Colin aimed to run 2015 km during 2015, and if that wasn’t ambitious enough, he completed lots of it with a Shelterbox strapped to his back, all to raise money for the charity.… Read more

Slough nursery helps spread cheer with Rotary shoeboxes full of presents!

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Charlie Faulkner, Reporter for Slough Observer

A NURSERY has demonstrated the importance of making every child feel special with boxes full of gifts being put together to be sent around the globe.

Slough Day Nursery, in Ipswich Road, Slough, decided to give to those children less fortunate in other countries, including Romania, Moldova, Ukraine Albania, Baia, Czech Republic and Tinaud, by making shoeboxes as part of the Rotary Shoebox Scheme.… Read more