This committee deals with international projects and disaster relief work.

Plans for the year:

Mike Clewes (Chair), John Barrow, Barrie Birch, Robert Askew, Pierre Richterich

Saltergate Children’s Home Ethiopia

Following the closure of the Tigre Trust in Eritrea owing to the death of our dear friend David Wright Alan Morrell introduced the club to Kevin Morley who was starting a new project in Addis Ababa. Rather than taking children off the streets and putting them in orphanages Kevin organises for the children to live in small houses with a family member, perhaps a grandmother or an aunt and gets them into school. Since it’s inception 2015 we have supported Kevin’s work and seen the number of children cared for grow from 2 to more than 120. We will continue our support for Saltergate during the coming year by providing further funds for Micro Loans to add to the scheme that we started last year.


We will find out whether further aid is needed for Ukraine refugees settling in the Bradford area. 

Recycling Goods for Sending to Third World Countries

We currently collect old spectacles that the Community Committee take to SPECSAVE at Specsavers in Guiseley. We will also review other Rotary schemes that are operating in D1040 such as old bicycles and wheelchairs

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      Spectacles Collection for Vision Aid

      more Bradford Blaize are continuing their collection of used spectacles for Vision Aid. Glasses that are collected are sent to the charity who then grade them and send them out to third world countries.

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