Support for Rowan Romania

Avalon Rotary have financially supported the work of Rowan Romania for many years. They give support in Romania to adults with special needs. The attached letter opens a small window on some of their activities.

Rowan Romania Registered Charity Number 1103191 

Registered address 7 Hayward Drive, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8PJ 

7th December 2015 

Dear Mike and Fellow Rotarians

Thank you so much for the very generous cheque which the Avalon Rotary Club have so very kindly donated to the Charity.

Our aim is to spend up to £200 on dentistry for the patients and with most of the remaining money we wish to take another 10 patients for a picnic. Last year, tor the first time ever, we were allowed to take 10 patients (on a one-to-one basis), on a short coach ride into the mountainside, tor a picnic The whole time we were out we could hear the patients commenting on "fresh air". We were able to take them on a mountainside walk, a lunch in a restaurant, totally in contrast to what is normally served, fruit and a chocolate bar and, of course, a variety of games. For some reason, the "game" they liked the most was throwing stones into a mountain stream, but we did play a short game of football., under Kay’s rules!.

The chosen patients had a wonderful time, but we had left others calling from windows that they wanted to come too. lt takes a great deal of organisation, particularly by our Romanian colleagues, but very well worth it in the end.

Again we thank you for considering our Charity, it is so very much appreciated.

May we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

Kay and David Franklin and Alan Brian.