Rotary supports many charities worldwide. In 2018, the 3 headline charities supported by the St Albans clubs were:


HADMarie Curie help everyone affected by a diagnosis to achieve the best quality of life, and support them to keep their independence and dignity for as long as possible. This includes treating or managing pain and other symptoms with medicines, therapies and other specialist approaches. It also means giving emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their families when they need it most. Last year Marie Curie cared for over 40000 people across the UK.


Youth TalkMyeloma UK Myeloma is a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow. Unlike many cancers, myeloma does not exist as a lump or tumour, but affects multiple places in the body. Myeloma UK is helping myeloma patients live longer and with a better quality of life, by accelerating the discovery, development and access to new treatments, while helping patients and their families cope with everything a diagnosis of myeloma brings.


Home Start Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions. Since 1959, we’ve been supporting families living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.