Sherwood Forest Rotary Club May 2021

by | 15 May 2021 | Rotary, Sherwood

Throughout the lockdowns over the past year, it has been wonderful to see all of our local communities supporting one another. This has been individually, through groups and by means of projects initiated by local organisations. It has been inspirational to read about, and be involved with, the wealth of goodwill in Ollerton, Edwinstowe and the surrounding villages.
Sherwood Forest Rotary is planning its way ahead as we move towards the easing of restrictions. Hopefully, they will be allowed to hold concerts, run their charity golf day, celebrate Christmas at Tesco and hold their annual duck race.
Annually the club support over 20 good causes, the majority of which are local. If you know of a group which needs some help, please contact them at sherwoodforestrotary@yahoo.com.
Soon the club will be looking at ways to restructure in a way which, they hope, will attract more members. It is open to all adults and there is also room to launch a ‘Satellite Club’ which would be able to draw up its own plans for meetings, venues and use of technology in supporting local, national and international charities. If you would like to find out more please contact them at the above email address.
When the situation allows, they will be hoping to celebrate the opening of the Maun Infant and Nursery ‘Cocoon’ project. Other local support has been given to the Community Garden, CAR and Riding for the Disabled.
The club’s main international project is the eradication of polio. When Rotary and its partners formed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Today, we have reduced polio cases by 99.9%, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralysed, are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. The infrastructure Rotary helped build to end polio is also being used to treat and prevent other diseases (including COVID-19) and create lasting impact in other areas of public health.
Rotary thank you for your continued support.