Leicester Rotary Club raises over £16,500 to fight polio
Leicester Rotary Club, organisers and hosts, of the 28th RIBI ROTARY CLUB GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP are delighted to announce that this year's competition raised over £16,500 for Rotary's End Polio Now campaign.
Rotary has helped to reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since their first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries.
The “End Polio Now” campaign is the beneficiary of all 'profits' (£5,500 approx.) raised from this annual Rotary Golf tournament. As the 'profits' are paid via rotary's own charity, Rotary Foundation, this money benefits from a $2 for $1 additional matched funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation effectively tripling the amount raised to over £16,500.
A total of 135 Rotary Club teams from across the UK originally entered, being whittled down via the knock out stages to 20 teams for the final at The Leicestershire Golf Club on Monday 8th September 2014 where the best two scores from three players counted for the Team Championship.
On a blissful early autumn day the Rotary Club of Tamworth managed to retain their RIBI Rotary Club Golf Championship title by just one point.
Image: Winners RC Tamworth receive trophies from RC Leicester President Stuart Almond and Golf Championship Organiser Simon Gravett