Our current main focus is on helping to rebuild in Nepal following the devastating earthquakes
Our focus is always to watch for ways we can help where help is needed. When disaster strikes in remote parts of the world, we often send a Shelterbox, which will help a family to survive in the grimmest conditions. Or we send an Aquabox or other water filter equipment to provide clean water.
With Rotary Clubs throughout the world, we are often able to work directly with a local Rotary club, close at hand and able to assess what aid is needed, so we can ensure that money raised goes directly to those in need.
We have supported a wide range of projects over the years, from sending shoeboxes to Eastern Europe full of useful household items, to building Sand Dams in Africa. See links to pictures and write ups from some of our projects below.
In Nepal, following the devastating earthquakes, we developed a training programme for stonemasons, so new buildings can resist earthquakes in future. We are currently working hard to equip five schools in Nepal which are being rebuilt, providing them with everything from sanitation and electricity to books and pencils.
Emergency Power for Baby Home
With help from the Rotary Club of Mwanza in Tanzania and a grant from Rotary Foundation, we were able to provide a much needed generator for a Baby Homedetails
Trade Aid is a charity that provides custom-made boxes to help individuals, families and businesses become self-sufficient.details
Binod in Nepal June/July 2015
At end of June 2015, Dr Binod Amatya, a member of our Club flew to Kathmandu. Binod is an experienced civil/structural engineer.details
Rotary Today highlights Excellent sand dam project
This article highlights the advantages obtained by co-operation between clubs when takling a major project.details
ShelterBoxes for Haiti February 2010
Around £5,000 raised by St Mary's Primary School, Waldegrave School and Club membersdetails
Thanks for Life publicity campaign. February 2010
Shop fronts in Twickenham were borrowed to show what Rotary does and raise the profile of Polio Plusdetails
End Polio campaign petition
A plea from UN Secretary General and an opportunity to put your name to a petition to raise awaremess before major inter-government meeting in mid-Septemberdetails
Madogo School experiences Kew Gardens and Museum of London
Two teacher and two pupils from Madogo School in Kenya are on an exchange visit to Waldegrave School in Twickenham.details
Presentation to Mary's Meals
Fiona Lynch from the Charity Mary's Meals is presented with 20 filled school backpacks and a cheque for £140 when she visited us at the completion of our efforts for the charity last year.details
Our Father Christmas in South Africa
Rotarian Robert Pritt was Father Christmas to the boys and girls in Iris House, a home for children with life-limiting conditions in Capetowndetails