Hearing dogs get a Rotary boost

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People was the ‘President’s Choice’ of charity this year. Here, Rotary in Harpenden President Claire Wright is pictured with Denise Newman and Liz Arendt from the charity, after handing them a cheque for £1,650.

Not to be outdone, Liz’s hearing dog, Rufus, makes sure he’s in the picture.

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Working together, the medical authorities in Pakistan and Afghanistan are making great strides in vaccinating children against polio. Only in those two countries does wild poliovirus remain endemic but because the cases of polio are largely concentrated on the countries’ shared border the medics and their partners in polio eradication

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Money for Mencap

By tradition, a share of the funds raised by Rotary in Harpenden each year is allocated to the ‘President’s charity.’ Harpenden Mencap was Richard Young’s choice during his presidential year.

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Classics – back with a bang

It could have been late July, Classics on the Common’s traditional showtime. Instead, owing to Covid, it was late September.

But you wouldn’t have known it. Gleaming classic cars in their hundreds, enthusiastic spectators in their thousands – just as it always is.

Even the weather joined the masquerade, serving up July-like sunshine.

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Help for jobhunters

Job hunters were able to get help and guidance from a Rotary webinar.

The webinar, produced by the Rotary Club of Dublin Central, was available without charge.

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Theo now has his special wheels

Theo Cowan, the severely handicapped eight-year-old, living in Harpenden, is now pictured in his special wheelchair, paid for with grants from Rotary in Harpenden and The Handicapped Children’s Action Group.

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