Cheque Presentation for Local Guides

Wadebridge Rotary Club donates £600 to Wadebridge Guides.

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Photo L R: Emma Taylor Guides Leader, Rotarian Wayne Mitchell, Ceri Goodfellow, Chairperson for the Dream Hut Project, Rotary President Ken Metcalfe, Karen Thompson Rainbows Leader,  


Three Guiders came along to a recent Wadebridge Rotary Club meeting to do two important things - 1) pose for the photo you can see and 2) most importantly, to collect a cheque from the Club for £600 - money to be used specifically towards the purchase of a Range Cooker in their newly built Hut in Wadebridge adjacent to the Fire Station. This cooker will be used not just for general cooking but to teach all the youngsters Life Skills as well.

The funds came from two Rotary sources - £300 from the Clubs own funds and a 'matching grant' from Rotary's International Charity which has substantial funds under its care, but about which little is known outside of Rotary.  The Charity is called The Rotary Foundation.  This International charity's mission is 'to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty'. 

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.  It is through this International charity that Wayne Mitchell, local Foundation Chairman, was able to submit a proposition which resulted in a matching grant - the process was supported by Rotary's local District team, based here in Cornwall.

As Wayne said: "The Rotary Club has supported the Town's Girl Guides, and their long-held ambition to have a new purpose-built Hut, for many years.  Stan Lennox (also a Rotarian) and I assisted in planning and costing the project when the idea of a new Guide Hut was first brought to Rotary and as a Club, we have supported the fund-raising efforts throughout the campaign.  So it is a very great pleasure to be able to help fund the Range Cooker in this way and I am grateful to The Rotary Foundation for its support on this occasion.  The Club wishes Ceri and her team very best wishes for a long and happy time in their Dream Hut".