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The Rotary Foundation celebrates its 100th year in 2017.

Rotary clubs from the district covering Bath will be turning out in force to help raise funds for The Rotary Foundation. By running in the event and cheering from the side they will be putting every effort into making this a bumper effort. If you are able to join them by becoming a charity fundraiser you will be amongst many friends and will be helping to swell the total funds raised.

Created in 1917 as an endowment fund for Rotary by the Rotarian Arch C Klumph ‘to do good in the world’ The Rotary Foundation has grown from an £18 contribution to a fund worth some £684m. It now has one of the largest and most prestigious humanitarian and educational programmes in the world.

It is a not-for-profit organisation whose funds are raised by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world. The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.

RCF - Polio child

Currently it is part of the programme that is on the cusp of eradicating polio from the world. Since 1985 when the Rotary PolioPlus campaign began more than two billion children have received the oral vaccine and the number of endemic countries has fallen from 150 to just 2.

Why run for The Rotary Foundation ?

– to help Rotary finally eliminate Polio from the world

– to help raise funds for those in need knowing that being a voluntary
organisation The Rotary Foundation maximises the amount going into its
programmes both here and worldwide.

– to assist you to raise your funds you will receive a free Fundraising Pack once
you become an active TEAM Rotary charity fundraiser

– in addition to the Fundraising Pack you will also receive one of our
distinctive TEAM Rotary running vests

Wherever you live you will not be far from Rotary. With 1,850 clubs and 55,000 members throughout Great Britain & Ireland Rotary is always nearby to help and assist those in need. There are over 50 Rotary clubs in the local Rotary district including 8 clubs in the Bath cluster. That’s not including Bristol who are in the adjoining Rotary district.

How do I join TEAM Rotary ?

No problem. Just complete our entry place form now.

We would love you to join us as part of TEAM Rotary 2017