Supporting Ukraine – One Year On

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, the Rotary Club of Tettenhall together with Rotary clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland have donated over £6m and given more than 100,000 volunteer hours to support Ukraine and its people.

Rotary’s impact ranges from supplying life-saving medical equipment and rebuilding bombed villages, to welcoming Ukrainian guests to our communities.

We continue to stand with the people of Ukraine and are committed to supporting the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

You can find out more about Rotary’s response by visiting:

Look out for the purple crocus this Spring

 As you walk around Tettenhall Upper Green over the next few weeks keep an eye out for all the purple crocuses lifting their heads towards the sun – symbols of Rotary’s work to rid the world of Polio – a terrible disease that can kill or severely disable children.

For more than 30 years, Rotary and our partners have driven the effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Our PolioPlus program was the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication by vaccinating children on a massive scale.

Rotary members have contributed more than $2.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. When Rotary started the campaign to eradicate polio, there were cases present in 125 countries worldwide, now cases have been reduced by 99.9% and just two countries remain polio endemic; Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Tettenhall Rotary together with  Wolverhampton’s other Rotary Clubs has been working with local schools and community groups to plant thousands of purple Crocus corms around the City to highlight the project. Why purple? – the colour symbolises the purple dye used to paint the little finger of each child after they receive the vital vaccine to protect them against this awful, crippling and life threatening disease.

The eradication of polio is tantalisingly close and we want you to get involved and help us finish the job. 
Contact us to find out more about joining or volunteering with Rotary to help make a difference on this and our other projects.
You can help us to continue to protect children around the world from this horrendous disease with a life-changing vaccine – which costs just 20p – by Donating now. Every donation to Rotary will be trebled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, so every £1 will become £3.

Happy Rotary Day!

On the 23rd February in 1905, Rotary International was formed by Chicago-based lawyer, Paul Harris. 

118 years later Rotary now has 1.4 million members in over 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries and is one of the world’s largest and most successful membership and humanitarian service organisations

Give yourself the gift of Rotary this year by joining us. Joining Rotary gives you the platform to make a difference through volunteering. If you’ve got a cause you’re passionate about, or a project you want to get off the ground, Rotary is the place to turn your ideas into action.

Show your Support for Ukraine on Friday

Friday marks the first anniversary of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and we’ll be joining with the Ukrainian community in Wolverhampton to show our support for their resistance

Everyone is invited to the rally hosted by the City Council outside of the Civic Centre in Wolverhampton starting from 10:00am on the 24th February. 

The event will include the raising of the Ukrainian flag at 10:45 followed by speeches from members of the Ukrainian community and the Mayor of Wolverhampton before taking part in the minute of silence which is being held across the country at 11:00am.

Can’t make the rally? You can still show your support by wearing blue and yellow on the day, flying a Ukrainian flag and by posting your support on social media.

Supporting Ukraine

Tettenhall Rotary Club has received special recognition for the humanitarian assistance which it’s members have given to the people of the Ukraine.

As we mark the anniversary of the Russian invasion Wolverhampton’s Ukrainian community presented Rotary Club President Mark Heywood with a certificate of thanks from the citizens and soldiers of the Ukraine.

Working with its supporters and with other Wolverhampton based charities and voluntary groups the Tettenhall Club has donated power generators, gas stoves, drones and power banks all of which have been delivered to the areas of greatest need with the help of the City’s Ukrainian Association who have shipped more than 500 tonnes of aid to the country.

Club President Mark Heywood gratefully received the award from Ian and Slava Madylus – members of the local Ukrainian community who have worked tirelessly to ensure that aid reaches those in need

Ian and Slava also made a special presentation of a Ukrainian Mace to Club member Chris Kraushar who has led the work of the Club in support of Ukraine 

The  anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine reminds us of the continuing need to support the people of the Ukraine who are fighting for their very existence, against a vastly more powerful attacker and who  are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance