Rotaract is worldwide organisation for 18-30ish year olds. It enables members to meet new people, try new activities, and help in their local community, nationally and internationally through volunteering and fundraising. It is an international organisation of young adults who are committed to service and leadership in their communities and abroad.
Established in 1968 by Rotary International, Rotaract is a global network of young people who are changing the world with clubs in over 160 countries. It’s not all about hard work though, we do know how to have fun too and have a wide range of social events every month organised by members, for members. Giving you a perfect opportunity to meet new people, make friends and do something different, Rotaract is a dynamic, coherent and fun group to join.
If you wish to learn more about Rotaract please contact the Nottingham club as below:
Rotaract in Nottingham: www.rotaract.org.uk/nottingham
If you are elsewhere in our area, or have a Rotary enquiry related to Rotaract, contact the District Rotaract and New Generations coordinator Steve Moore or enquire via the main website for Rotaract in the UK:
Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland http://www.rotaract.org.uk/
Nottingham Rotaract supports The Ear Foundation
Nottingham Rotaract are supporting The Ear Foundation, they are a charity based in Lenton who provide support and education to profoundly deaf people and are an incredible organisation who make a difference to many people, locally, nationally and internationally through their ground breaking work with Cochlear ear implants.
Since October 2010 Nottingham Rotaract have worked on the garden which backs on to the Marjorie Sherman House available to people staying whilst family receive support or treatment. They have planted bulbs and cleaned up the patio area so that those using the accommodation can benefit from somewhere to relax and retreat to whilst using services at the Ear Foundation. They are now visiting them on a monthly basis to work on the garden and also support them at various events. The first garden open day was held in April which will now be continued as an annual event as it was such a great success.
The transformation made to the garden is incredible and has really brightened peoples stay at a stressful time. The Ear Foundation are now also using the garden for more activities and family days so Rotaract’s work has been really worthwhile. It hasn’t only benefitted the profoundly deaf but has also benefitted Rotaract as a group, encouraging team work and learning new skills. Their fundraising efforts are always fun and innovative; because of this they have managed to maintain their current group of volunteers whilst continually attracting new members.
If you are able to provide any support to the garden project or donate any items then Nottingham Rotaract would love to hear from you.
More information on Rotaract and the Ear Foundation can be found at the following links:
Ear Foundation: www.earfoundation.org.uk registered charity number 1068077
Contact Helen Franklin for further information or if you would like Nottingham Rotaract to help at one of your events or talk at your club- firstname.lastname@example.org