Port Talbot's had a Rotary Club since 1927, and we're still here, raising money in the community, and using it to do some good, locally and internationally.
Locally, in the last twelve months alone, for young people, we've run our Youth Speaks competition, sent two secondary school pupils on an 'outward-bound' type of course called the Rotary Youth Leadership scheme and taken two coach-loads of handicapped children to Folly Farm as part of Rotary's national 'Kid's Day Out' programme. At Christmas, we donated and delivered almost a thousand pound's worth of food parcels to families less fortunate than ourselves. Internationally we've donated funds towards the elimination of polio (a Rotary International project for many years, and we're almost there) and for crises elsewhere in the world.
The majority of our funds are raised locally, but we're exceptionally lucky to have two Interact Clubs (very young Rotarians), at Duffryn Comprehensive and Ysgol Bae Baglan, who contribute too. We're also supported by a number of local businesses.
We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's largest service organisation - over 1.2m members in 168 countries.
If you're a fellow Rotarian visiting the area, you're very welcome to join us at one of our meetings, just turn up or let us know you're coming by sending an email via our 'contact us' link. To find out more about Rotary world-wide, select https://www.rotary.org/