Together We End Polio

As you wander around Wolverhampton keep an eye out for the purple crocuses which have been planted by the Tettenhall and the City’s other Rotary clubs to raise awareness of our vaccination project which is helping to eradicate polio worldwide.

The polio virus is a highly infectious disease most commonly affecting children aged under 5. The virus is spread person to person, attacking the nervous system, and can lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe, inexpensive and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.

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.

Through the actions of thousands of volunteers working together with Rotary the eradication of polio is tantalisingly close and we want you to get involved and help us finish the job.

Email us at to find out more about joining or volunteering with Rotary to see how you can make a real difference locally, nationally and internationally.

If volunteering isn’t for you then you can still 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. For every pound you donate the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate a further two pounds.

Ukraine – two years on

As we saw the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine members of the Club joined with representatives of the local Ukrainian community at a service hosted by the City Mayor in his parlour to remember those who have died and those who continue to bravely defend their nation.

From the first days of the invasion Tettenhall Rotary has been providing practical aid to those impacted by the invasion with donations of essential equipment including large diesel generators, portable power stations, food, medicine and clothing.

Two years on that support continues with our latest donation to help buy replacement supplies for a school in Lviv which was recently hit by Russian missiles.

With no quick end in sight our fundraising to continue our support for those bravely resisting Russian aggression continues with one half of the proceeds of our charity Golf Day on the 7th June this year to be used for Ukrainian relief efforts.

You can help support our work by entering a team in the Golf Day, by donating a complimentary round of golf, by providing items as playing or raffle prizes, by sponsoring a tee, by sponsoring the event or by making a donation now at

To enter the competition email us

Supporting the Friends of Di’s Kitchen

We’re continuing our support for the work of the Friends of Di’s Kitchen a local charity, operating out of the home kitchen of one of its selfless volunteers, that is helping to feed people in need across the city of Wolverhampton.

The charity is named in honour of Di Henry who, before her passing, ran Tab’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen based at The Tabernacle Baptist Church in Whitmore Reans. Di passed away in 2018, but some of the volunteers who worked with her were determined to continue her good work.

The Friends of Di’s Kitchen now serves nutritious three course meals and distributes food bags to families each week as well as providing emotional support to those in need. Since 2020 over 88,000 meals have been prepared and delivered – with 33,470 people helped in 2023 alone.

In the run up to Christmas we made a donation to the charity which helped them distribute over 800 Christmas meals to their guests and following the success of our Christmas collections we have now been able to donate a further pallet of food which has been used to help feed families over the half term period.

The Friends of Di’s Kitchen are a great example of the power of volunteering and the difference it can make to the people of Wolverhampton