Martin Horwood MP praises local Rotary groups

January 2, 2012 4:48 PM
portraitCHELTENHAM MP Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood today praised the work of local Rotary Clubs in Cheltenham and has supported a parliamentary motion celebrating the centenary of Rotary in Britain.
Martin said: "I have had many dealings with all four Rotary Clubs in Cheltenham - Cheltenham, Cleeve Vale, Cheltenham North and Cheltenham Sunrise. I am constantly astonished by the energy and goodwill they devote to the town and to many, many good causes. We all have reasons to be grateful to Rotary and I'm delighted to add my name to this motion".
Early Day Motion 2514 reads "That this House congratulates Rotary International clubs in the United Kingdom on the centenary of Rotary in Britain; believes that Rotary clubs throughout the British Isles have provided exemplary service and funds to communities both locally and internationally since 1911 and the work they do is needed more than ever today; commends Rotary International for its leadership in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative; further believes the campaign is at a critical stage as India, one of the four remaining endemic countries, has not had a polio case for 10 months; notes that globally, polio cases have reduced by more than 30 per cent. on last year; and encourages governments and the public to continue their support for this campaign."