Home page of our clubs "Foundation" (The Rotary Charity) Committee
Welcome to the home page of our club Foundation Committee. The Rotary Foundation is the Rotary's own Charity and is supported by all Rotarians. It is the biggest non-government fund in the world. This provides a source of funding that Rotary clubs and Rotary districts all over the world can draw on to undertake projects in one of the following areas: water and sanitation, basic education and literacy, maternal and child health and economic and community developments.
The Rotary Foundation initiated the Polio+ programme in 1985 which undertook to eradicate the Polio virus from this planet. By July of 2010 Rotary had committed more than $900 million to global polio eradication. The fight is nearly won and polio is now endemic in only 4 countries in the world. In 2011 Wilkin Tiptree joined with Rotary in a UK nationwide campaign and donated specially labelled bottles of their Tomato Ketchup as a way of raising money for this cause. By 2014 Polio was only endemic in 3 countries Nigeria, Afganistan and Pakistan. A target goal of 2018 as been set to free the wold of Polio.
Click on the blue tabs to the right for committee activities or contact our Foundation committee by following the contact link at the bottom of the page.