Following the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal this weekend, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has pledged its support to help victims with long term support. Rotary’s Donation Trust has been set up for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, which will provide support for sustainable community projects once the immediate emergency has been dealt with. Read more >
Southwold and District member, Tony Wiggins is in Zimbabwe with Suku Bailey visiting some of the children sponsored by Phumuza and some individual supporters at Vumangwe Salvation Army Primary School, Filabusi.
Suku has sent the following pictures and explanations.
Pictures 1 and 2 is for the grandparent, parents and guardians and 20 children we support at Vumangwe Salvation Army Primary School. Out of these children, 8 are on private sponsorship and the rest are funded through Phumuza (general).
Picture 3 is the Salvation group.
Picture 4 Tony Wiggins. The visit prompted him to sponsor a second child shown in the picture. The child is double orphaned.
Southwold & Distrct Rotary Club have just completed 102 presents of “Dictionaries for Life” to year 6 pupils in their area including Wenhaston, Brampton, Bramfield, Edgar Sewter, Southwold and Reydon. The President and members send all the children best wishes for their move to the next school. Pictures shown are pupils of the Edgar Sewter School in Halesworth receiving their dictionaries.
It’s that time again; the end of one Rotary year and the start of a new one. Outgoing President Keith Monaghan had the honour of handing over the position to Keith Rolfe at the last open night of the year. The new team consists of Ronnie Carter as 2nd Vice, Cathy Ryan as Vice President and of course Keith Rolfe as President.
During the evening the members and partners heard from Jennifer Rowland who told us about the work of the Reydon Knitting Group. As his last duty as President, Keith M presented Jennifer with a cheque for £200 to enable the purchase of the next batch of wool allowing them to continue making items for deprived families and children in Africa and Eastern Europe.