International

Nov 232016
 
News from North Kigezi

The Reverend Ken Berken and Canon Rachel are long standing friends of our club and visit us  whenever  they can during their visits to the UK. Recently we were pleased to give them another cheque for their work with the orphan children of North Kigezi and learn of the latest developments in that area of

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Sep 162016
 

We recently joined with our contact club in Cosne-Sancerre in France to provide some help for schools in Haitai. This was a project they initiated. They have recently sent us the following message and video: It is with great pleasure that I am sending you a link to a film that was made about our

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Feb 182016
 
News from Kigezi

The Rev Ken Berken visited the club on 22.2.16 to update members on his childrens charity in the village of Kigezi in Uganda. Our club has supported Ken in his work for some years and this time presented him with a cheque to help bring fresh water and sanitation to the orphan’s home in this

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May 052015
 
Collecting for Nepal

Our Club responded quickly to the needs of Nepal following the disastrous earthquake. At our meeting on 27 April we decided to hold a street collection. The licence was obtained and the collection held on the following Saturday. There was a fantastic response from the townspeople of Gravesham. A total of £1,431.27 was collected between 10am

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Feb 252015
 
Gravesend Pupils Help Disaster Victims

Pupils, parents and staff at Wrotham Road Primary School with Christmas collections and non-uniform days have raised £600 to help victims of disasters. This followed a recent visit to the school by members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend who told the children about the Shelterbox scheme which provides help for disaster victims who have lost

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Nov 302013
 
ShelterBoxes for the Philippines

There has been a fantastic response from the public to the disaster in the Philippines. Members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend responded by collecting money to send ShelterBoxes to families that have lost their homes. They were in Gravesend town centre on the 16th November showing off one of the special tents and the other contents of

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Apr 162013
 
End Polio Now

April 2013 – We are tantalizingly close to eradicating polio from the world. It is endemic now in only three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Yet a lot of effort and money is still needed to achieve this goal.

The Rotary Foundation, the international charity of Rotary International, started this project in 1979 and the World Health Organisation later joined the fight. More Recently Bill Gates has taken an active interest and his charitable Foundation has donated $355 million. Rotary has, so far, raised over $1 billion

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