The Rotary Club of Birmingham, England
‘The Rotary Club of Birmingham’ is the ‘Mother’ Club of Rotary in Birmingham. The Inaugural meeting of this club was held in 1913.
- There are now 15 Rotary Clubs in Birmingham;
- 62 in District 1060 covering the West Midlands;
- 1,700 Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland; and
- 35,000 around the world in over 200 countries.
Rotary was formed in 1905 in Chicago, USA for the sole purpose of raising funds to help those in need. This is still its purpose today, raising funds for local, national and international charities. It is a non-political, non-religious humanitarian organization.
The charities that the Rotary Club of Birmingham supports currently on an annual basis include:
- Kids Day Out
- Merton House Hotel, providing holidays for the frail elderly and those with disabilities.
- The Azad Choudhury Academy, an independent school providing education for 10 villages whose children would otherwise not gain any education at all.
- The Salvation Army‘s work for those in need.
Amongst many others supported during 2019 were:
- St Mary’s Hospice;
- the Salvation Army;
- Hearing Ambassadors;
- Lets Feed Brum;
- Asthma UK;
- Childhood Liver Disease;
- Blood Bikes;
- and numerous smaller charities throughout the year.
Or find out more about all the charities that the Gilbert and Sullithon supports.