Post Card Collection for MAF(WWW.MAF-UK.ORG)
Please collect post cards and donate to this worthy cause
I do hope you are all well, that you had a great Christmas and enjoyed seeing in the New Year.This is just a reminder that I’ll be collecting STAMPS for Guide Dogs for the Blind,INK-JET CARTRIDGES, SPECTACLES, MOBILE PHONES and FOREIGN COINS for EACH at all our meetings during this month.There should be 3 Birthday bottles in the Draw on Tuesday – until then, take care and all the best for 2017 from Rotarian Annette Stringer January 1st 2017
Please collect Postcards for MAF(WWW.MAF-UK.ORG)
For those of you who weren’t at Rotary last week and a reminder for those who were -
MAF is an aviation charity operating more than 130 light aircraft in around 25 developing countries bringing doctors, medicines, food, aid workers, teachers and school supplies to the most remote communities.
When roads are impassable, terrain is treacherous and walking vast distances is your only option, a curable illness becomes deadly as a simple journey to the doctor can take days.
But with MAF, what once was a 3 day walk suddenly becomes an 11 minute flight!
However, there are frequently no landing-strips in these remote areas. They have to be built!
Through collecting postcards, the charity has raised £25,000 that has funded the construction of 5 landing strips.
In the past, you’ve responded brilliantly to appeals for items that can be re-cycled to raise money for EACH and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Please could you do the same with postcards for MAF?
They’re not sent so much these days but you, or older friends and members of your family may have some gathering dust somewhere in the house.
Rotarian Annette Stringer will collect them during October.