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Scholar measuring and stopping public corruption

Rotary International News - 5 hours 30 min ago

Scholar measuring and stopping public corruptionGlobal grant scholarship recipient Lusiné Mehrabyan is working toward solving one of the most difficult and pervasive world ills: government corruption.Mehrabyan, a native of Armenia

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On the tracks of the Beast

Rotary International News - 5 hours 30 min ago

In Mexico’s migrant shelters, a Rotary scholar puts his education into

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The power of a garden

Rotary International News - 5 hours 31 min ago

 

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Join us online for World Polio Day 2017

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-10-19 20:31

Livestream makes event available to

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New partners build on Rotary's strengths

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-10-19 19:50

Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness join with Rotary to improve

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Rotary helps wildfire victims

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-10-19 16:43

Rotary helps wildfire victims The Rotary Foundation has set up a special fund to help in the wake of deadly wildfires in

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Rotary helps disaster victims

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-10-19 15:24

Rotary helps disaster victimsThe Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and

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Movie tells inspirational polio story

Rotary International News - Wed, 2017-10-18 21:15

'Breathe' details life of British polio survivor Robin Cavendish, who contracted the disease in Kenya in

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Cellphones power disease fight

Rotary International News - Wed, 2017-10-18 19:38

Pakistan and Nigeria replace paper-based reporting with fast, accurate cellphone

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Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio

Rotary International News - Tue, 2017-10-17 13:38

Rotary gives $49.5 million to help eradicate polio and challenges the world to continue the fight to end the disease EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 17, 2017) — With just 11 confirmed polio cases so far in 2017, the world is

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Somali refugee spreads peace as Rotary fellow

Rotary International News - Sun, 2017-10-15 02:13

Manitoba honors Rotary Peace Fellow for public

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Where polio hides

Rotary International News - Sun, 2017-10-15 01:24

The discovery of the poliovirus in Nigeria last summer shocked eradication efforts. Here’s how Rotary is making sure it doesn’t happen

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How Rotary clubs are celebrating World Polio Day

Rotary International News - Tue, 2017-10-10 21:21

How Rotary clubs are celebrating World Polio

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Five things to know about polio

Rotary International News - Tue, 2017-10-10 15:27

5 things you might not know about ending polio The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight since 1985. Going from nearly 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year has required time, money, dedication, and

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Dogs for Good receives £1,000 donation

Dogs for the Disabled - Mon, 2017-10-09 12:10

A charity that makes life-changing differences for people with disabilities receives a £1,000 donation from a south midlands housebuilder.

Dogs for Good received the donation from Persimmon Homes South Midlands as part of their national Community Champion scheme – an initiative that gives away up to £2,000 to two charities each month, in each of its 29 regions across the UK.

Based in Banbury, Dogs for Good looks for innovative ways to transform lives by bringing dogs and people together. Their assistance dogs support adults and children with a range of disabilities and also children with autism. They train and support community dogs and their specialist handlers to work in communities and schools, allowing one dog to help lots of different people. The charity also has a family dog service which gives advice and support to help people get the most out of their relationship with their pet dog.

Cathryn Simpson, corporate partnerships manager, at Dogs for Good, said: “We’d like to thank Persimmon Homes South Midlands for their kind donation.  They are now a Puppy Partner to Gibson, and will support his journey from learner pup to life-changing dog.

“Our dogs make a real difference helping to increase independence, improve self-confidence and reduce social isolation and we want to help as many people as possible but we rely purely on vital donations like this as we receive no government funding.”

Carol Selway, sales director for Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: “We’re proud to be supporting a charity that enriches so many people lives and gives both children and adults their own independence.

“The services that Dogs for Good provides are incredible and I can’t think of a more worthy Community Champion winner.

“We hope this donation will help continue all the good the work the charity does and further improve lives for generations to come.”

 

Photo: Volunteer Annie with puppy in training Alvin, and Joel with his assistance dog Harry.

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Cyclists crisscross India to support polio eradication

Rotary International News - Fri, 2017-10-06 22:43

Cyclists crisscross India to support polio

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Rotary partners with Habitat for Humanity

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-10-05 21:36

Rotary partners with Habitat for HumanityEVANSTON, IL (October 2, 2017) — More than 1 billion people around the world live in inadequate housing according to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. Through a partnership between

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More than $1 billion in pledges to end polio

Rotary International News - Thu, 2017-10-05 18:22

At the Rotary International Convention, global leaders and key donors affirm their commitment to ending

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Gates Foundation to host 2017 World Polio Day

Rotary International News - Tue, 2017-10-03 15:57

Gates Foundation to host 2017 World Polio

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Dogs for Good Autumn Fair

Dogs for the Disabled - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:16

Saturday 7th October, 11am – 3pm at  Dogs for Good, The Frances Hay Centre, Blacklocks Hill, Banbury OX17 2BS

Join Dogs for Good as they celebrate Dogtober with their annual charity autumn fair. In its eighth year the fair will have a delightful variety of local and handmade items for sale. 20 stalls will offer visitors the chance to buy beautiful gifts, early Christmas presents and treats for themselves. Purchase items from handmade cushions and ceramics to jams, preserves to unique cards – there really is something for everyone.

Denise from the Banbury Supporters Group says “We have been holding charity fairs since 2009 and this will be the first one we hold at the Dogs for Good Training centre in Banbury, we have a great variety of stalls this year alongside traditional fair games, tombola and raffle”

Entrance to the fair is free and if you are interested in taking a stall please call Denise on 07491 658970. Please note that pet dogs are not allowed at this event.

Money raised will go towards Dogs for Good. Dogs for Good makes life changing differences for people with disabilities.  The charity’s assistance dogs support adults and children with a range of disabilities and children with autism and the charity also trains activity and therapy dogs to work with specialist handlers in communities and schools helping adults with autism, people with learning disabilities amongst others.  Its Family Dog team gives specialist training advice and support to help families of a child with autism to leverage support from their pet dog .

Many people Dogs for Good works to support find that by developing a special bond with a trained dog they are able to overcome challenges, build confidence and consider new opportunities such as starting a new job or going to college and playing a more active role in their community.  Partnership with a dog also helps to reduce social isolation and bring families closer together.

Discover other ways you can help support Dogs for Good.

 

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