Calverley rotary scoops national award – thanks to WLD article

Last year's Calverley Rotary Club shoebox appeal.

Rotarians in Calverley been granted the national International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians Youth Service Award as a result of an article published in WLD about their shoebox appeal.

Every year The Rotary Club of Calverley and Farsley Community Church are joined local scout groups, Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association, Brownies, community groups, individuals and church members to help fill Rotary Shoeboxes, which are then distributed to countries in need.

WLD‘s article on the appeal was spotted by the IFSR, which is is a Rotary Fellowship promoting service to Youth through Scouting and Guiding.

A spokesperson said: “By publicising your club’s relationship with Scouting has served as an example for other Rotary clubs looking for ways to promote the Scouting movement.

“We know about you, you should know about us. IFSR is composed of over a thousand Rotarians in 45 countries that work to promote Scouting and Guiding through their membership in Rotary. We have a website: and a Facebook page.”

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