Over 60 at the Curry Night and cash for Nepal School

In order to support the project led by the Rotary Club of Yeovil, the Poundbury club ran a very successful curry night. Over £300 was raised towards this great project.

Cheque presentation at the Curry Night

One of the features of many Rotary activities is to have a great time, whilst raising funds for a local or global cause. The earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015 caused a lot of damage to the infrastructure. One of the victims was a school that served a significant area of the country, and so put the education of the youngsters at risk. For many such projects, which in this case will cost £64,000, a number of Rotary Clubs get together to create the funding necessary.

The Poundbury Rotary Club became aware of the project and so decided to support the re-building of the Shree Saraswoti school in Helambu. The project is the brainchild of the President of the Rotary Club of Yeovil, Michael Fernando, and he said that he was a bit daunted by his own enthusiasm, but as with many projects, other clubs and the global Rotary Foundation have pitched in to help, and the funds are slowly growing.

Although this is an ambitious project for one club to undertake, with the support of many clubs, as well as the drive of the Yeovil club, it will succeed. The Poundbury club has just pitched in by running a Curry Night at the Spice Centre in Dorchester. The word of the event soon spread and on the night the club had over 60 people book in for the meal, and a great time was had by the members of the Rotary Clubs of Dorchester, Casterbridge, Poundbury, Yeovil, and Yeo Vale as well as many friends and relatives. Not only was some cash added to the fund, but manyThe President of the Poundbury Club, Wendy Grassby, said how pleased she was with the evening, the camaraderie, as well as raising £305 which was handed on the night direct to the Yeovil Club President.  more folks became aware of the project. Top pic is Michael Fernando (Pres of the yeovil Club and project originator and Stewart Cursely, DG. below that is Richard Lock, President of the Dorchester Club, below that Mark Parker of the Poundbury club and Ryan Evans,