Overseas Communities

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.

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Happy recipients of Lend with Care loans

Lend with Care

more Since 2013, our club has been selecting and supporting small-scale entrepreneurs in developing countries by contributing to loans to help them to continue and expand their businesses.

Nepal-Schools Project

more "Almost There" We are now nearing the end of our almost $50,00 (£36,000) TEACH project in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur, helping five schools in Nepal that have been rebuilt since the 2015 earthquakes.

Emergency Power for Baby Home

more 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 Home

Trade Aid

more Trade Aid is a charity that provides custom-made boxes to help individuals, families and businesses become self-sufficient.

Shelterbox

more Details about Shelterbox Limited

Devastated old settlement in the Sankhu area (North-Eastern end of Kathmandu Valley)

Binod in Nepal June/July 2015

more At end of June 2015, Dr Binod Amatya, a member of our Club flew to Kathmandu. Binod is an experienced civil/structural engineer.

Rotary Today highlights Excellent sand dam project

more This article highlights the advantages obtained by co-operation between clubs when takling a major project.

Our sand dam and water tank project

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Gordon Peel and Les Rushbury from TuT showing ShelterBox contents to pupils of Waldegrave School

ShelterBoxes for Haiti February 2010

more Around £5,000 raised by St Mary's Primary School, Waldegrave School and Club members

Thanks for Life publicity campaign. February 2010

more Shop fronts in Twickenham were borrowed to show what Rotary does and raise the profile of Polio Plus

Excellent Development website

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Rotary Foundation

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End Polio campaign petition

more 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-September

At Kew Gardens

Madogo School experiences Kew Gardens and Museum of London

more Two teacher and two pupils from Madogo School in Kenya are on an exchange visit to Waldegrave School in Twickenham.

President David meeting champions of development in Africa.

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Sunrise Malawi January 2008

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Presentation to Mary's Meals

more 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.

Our Father Christmas in South Africa

more Rotarian Robert Pritt was Father Christmas to the boys and girls in Iris House, a home for children with life-limiting conditions in Capetown

Greetings from RC of Kumasi February 2007

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Shelterboxes being taken to mountain areas struck by earthquake in Pakistan

Shelter boxes

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