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Thanks for Life - on BBC 1 Breakfast

Thanks for Life – BBC Breakfast Show – Sunday 22 November 2009 (from 8am)

Former BBC Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq has been invited to appear on BBC 1 Breakfast on Sunday 22 November 2009 from 8am to talk about her Rotary NID (National Immunisation Day) visit to India last week, when she represented Rotary’s Thanks for Life-End Polio Now campaign.

This important National Television opportunity follows the earlier BBC Radio 5 Live interview of Rotarian Jasmine Morris. Jasmine publicised the Thanks for Life – End Polio Now project, by standing on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square on 27 August 2009. The interview kick-started the Thanks for Life media awareness campaign.

The District Governors are grateful to Rotarian Eve Conway-Ghazi (wife of Putney Rotarian Robert Ghazi), the RI Public Image Resource Zone 18A Coordinator, for helping to make these opportunities happen.

Sarah Boseley the Health Editor of Guardian Newspapers also went on the NID trip to conduct research in order to write an article on the campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. The article is scheduled to appear in their G2 Section but no date has yet been set. If advanced notice is given of the publication date, we will advise all clubs.

19 Nov 2009

Notes to Editors

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Members carry out this work in their community and/or overseas by giving their time and their expertise.

A Rotary Club is open to men and women who are business, professional or community leaders who want to use their experience for the benefit of others. Paul Harris formed the world's first service club in Chicago on 23rd February 1905. The name Rotary is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.


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