Our International Work

Several of our diverse on-going projects aim to make a difference to the less fortunate individuals and communities internationally.

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Helping with emergency relief

- including donations of 'Shelterboxes' to earthquake and flood disaster areas, often following street collections around Sudbury

Enabling ‘Third-World’ Projects 

- donations of small amounts of money through 'Lend-with-Care' to groups and individuals to promote their independence

Spectacle re-cycling

- for use in developing countries and also long-term support for various other worthy causes

Polio Eradication

- Purple Crocuses in support of Polio Eradication – planting crocuses to provide a colourful environment in schools and around the town and to raise awareness of Rotary’s on-going campaign to eradicate polio. The purple colour replicates the colour of the dye used to show that a child has been immunised

Specific projects – examples include

- East Meru School (Tanzania) - sponsoring individual children
- Bamako (Mali) - sponsoring street children to attend life skills courses
- Sarenga (West Bengal) - supporting the local hospital (project now concluded)
- Beirut - help for street-children through the 'Home of Hope' (project now concluded)