RC Loughton,

Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell

EF Food Bank update
Through your efforts today we collected and sorted 33 (crammed full) trays of food and a whopping £236.92p in cash, This is truly Rotary – Making a Difference. Today’s food donations go to the Islington Foodbank to help those in real need.
So that’s 70 trays of food and £550 in cash so far over the 3 days. A fantastic result and, remember Tesco will add 20% of the value of the food by weight and give it to the Trussell Trust (85% of that is given back to the foodbanks). Thanks again for doing your bit.

Please get in touch if you want to get involved in anyway with Rotary – we are for communities.

Sad news, Dick White has passed to higher service. He was 97 and he was a past President and Honorary member, he joined Rotary in 1968, and leaves his wife Jane. He was an active member and attended our fellowships up until 4 years ago. He will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral details for Dick are as follows;
Thursday 7th December, 2017  at 12.45pm  Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault,  IG8 3HP  followed afterwards at The Woodford Wells Cricket Club, IG8 0NL

Inspirational Awards Ceremony organised by Youth Employment Strategy (YES) to celebrate young adults and businesses making a difference in our community. LBC Rotary were nominated by West Hatch School and were proud to receive an award. Thank you to YES patron Eleanor Laing MP and guest of honour Vicky Ford MP.
If you would like to support LBC Rotary in any way we would love to hear from you.

We were privileged to have Lawrence Troyna, who was infected with polio as a child, talk to us about his colourful career despite his polio condition. Multi million pound deals, casinos, Concorde and the mafia where involved!
Although polio has not been seen in Great Britain and Ireland for many years, it is vital that we continue our efforts to eliminate the disease worldwide in order that it can never return. Rotary clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have so far donated over £20 million (€24 million) to End Polio Now.

Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio have been described as one of the finest humanitarian projects the world has ever known and Rotary has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The eradication of polio when completed will be one of the most significant achievements in public health since the eradication of smallpox.

LBC Rotary have donated 1000 crocuses to Loughton Town Council which will be planted at Murray Hall. The crocuses symbolise our End Polio campaign. Since 1985 Rotary has led the battle against polio, and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality.
Why not assist with any future events/fundraising and/or join Rotary, you would be very welcome.