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News from Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), a region with some 50,000 Rotarians and covering the United Kingdom and Ireland.

  1. Ten years ago, Birmingham-based Rotary member Azad Choudhury returned to his home village in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. His visit inspired him to build a school, and a decade on, with support from Rotary clubs in the West Midlands, his vision has become a reality. Without a school, the prospect of education for local Read more >
  2. London’s Air Ambulance is hitting the streets of the capital in an educational ‘Helivan’ thanks to the support of Rotary members in the city. Rotary members in London raised more than £38,000 to purchase the vehicle for London Air Ambulance, which provides an advanced trauma team for the 10 million people who live and work Read more >
  3. Rotary members in Great Britain and Ireland are getting stuck in to the Rotary Tree Challenge. Every member all over the world has each been asked to plant a tree to transform ailing forests and boost beautiful green spaces by Earth Day 22nd April 2018. Here in Great Britain and Ireland our members have really Read more >
  4. Rotary is delighted to welcome film producer Jonathan Cavendish on board as a Purple4Polio Ambassador. Jonathan is the producer of Breathe, the remarkable true story of his father Robin, who, with the support of his wife Diana, refused to let contracting polio stop him from living life to the full. After bringing this inspirational film Read more >
  5. With the number of polio cases around the world down into the teens for 2017, it is easy to forget that the disease once ravaged the United Kingdom. 1957 saw the largest outbreak of polio ever in Northern Ireland, with 297 people contracting the disease in Belfast during the year. Rotary in Ireland, along with Read more >
  6. This week the #iwill campaign is celebrating its fourth year of success and Rotary has plenty to celebrate too. In February 2014, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland pledged to create 125 new Interact clubs and 300 new RotaKids clubs by 2020, helping young people to revive and rejuvenate communities. Not only has the Interact Read more >