Gordon Morrison’s Charity work has spanned 20 years involving the creation of CLIC Sargent through a merger of two charities creating the largest childhood cancer support charity, the development of a new charity, World Child Cancer and more recently taking over as President of Stort Valley Rotary.
World Child Cancer increases access to curative and palliative treatments for vulnerable children, and improves the support for families provided at the hospitals and at home.
World Child Cancer supports children with cancer in the developing world. This charity is now delivering into 16 countries in the World and supports the treatment of 6,000 children annually. Gordon is currently Chairman of World Child Cancer Global which co-ordinates the global work of the charity and encourages and supports the establishment of World Child Cancer Charities in countries outside the UK.
Chaldean Group agree to support Stort Valley Rotary
Chaldean Group, which incorporates Farming, Property Investment, Property Development, Forestry, traditional and Private Equity Investments have decided to further support the community within which we primarily operate. Over the last 20 plus years we have supported many local charities and we have now decided to widen our involvement through an innovative tie up with Stort Valley Rotary.
Rotary is a very effective international network of clubs from every corner of the world that collectively take on ambitious and effective challenges, the most recent being the eradication of polio. As a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication initiative, Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Other programmes have seen Rotary supporting natural disasters such as we have seen with the bush fires in Australia. Rotary members and the Rotary Foundation play a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Working closely with ShelterBox and other organisations that specialise in disaster relief, Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of a community’s recovery.
Locally Rotary clubs are also equally effective in supporting local causes. Stort Valley Rotary are focusing their attention on “Supporting our Children”. To do this we have teamed up with two highly specialised charity partners – Coram, who deliver a program called Life Education and Aspects, who deliver a program covering mental health awareness. Chaldean Group have agreed to match fund the money that the Club raises.
Our Chairman, Gordon Morrison (pictured above with the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, a guest speaker), is also President of the Stort Valley Rotary Club and has been very active in promoting the Club and developing ways that it can substantially increase its effectiveness within the local community as well as recruiting new members and volunteers. This has included a very intensive mail drop, social media campaign and a new website.
Chaldean Group would encourage you to join them in supporting Stort Valley Rotary. Currently meetings with a guest speaker are being held every fortnight on Zoom.
Gordon and his wife are Trustees of The Chaldean Charitable Trust. The charity makes grants to registered charities, particularly those which work with and for the benefit of children.