Click 'Details' for further information about the work of our International Committee in both 2024-25 and ongoing.


A report on our joint Sand Dams effort in Kenya

Members: Mark Pettitt (Chair), David Wallwork MBE, Monika Reynolds and Roger Reynolds, Jenny Stratton and John Austin.

The committee will continue to support actions ranging across as broad a spectrum as funding allows, following the Rotary International breadth of causes, here listed below

o   Overview

o   Ending Polio

o   Promoting Peace

o   Fighting Disease

o   Providing Clean Water

o   Supporting Education

o   Saving Mothers and Children

o   Growing Local Economies

o   Protecting the Environment

o   Disaster Response

See our District led initiatives here: 

District 1070 International focus

Atangi Health & Maternal Care, Uganda. Carried over from 2023/24. Funds are designated, having been allocated in 2023.

The David School – ongoing support: see

(Supporting Education)

Our Club has loyally supported the David School in Sierra Leone for many years now, making regular donations towards the funding of a teacher and occasional donations for other needs.

This year we are sponsoring the Year 2 training of teacher, Osman Kamara and have committed to funding years two and three.

lendwithcare – see

(Growing Local Economies)

This is a microfinance initiative aimed to help people work themselves out of poverty through the provision of small business venture loans. We intend continuing re-investing the repaid loans on an ongoing basis. We currently have £1,150 invested, on a rolling re-investment programme.

Ukraine (

(Disaster Response / Supporting Education / Fighting Disease)

Without doubt the single most important ‘and way of life impacting’ event of the 21st Century. We will endeavour to support in any way we can through effort and endeavour rather than fiscally at this time given our collective generosity of late in recent donations.

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International sub-pages:

The David School, Sierra Leone

more David Wallwork founded this school, Located at Mile 36 near Freetown, Sierra Leone in 2005. Click DETAILS for the very latest news and newsletters.

Christmas Presents for Ukranian Children - December 2023

more We were proud to donate to this very worthy venture led by The Rotary Club of Bedford for a second year.

Moroccan Earthquake New

more Please see the latest news and guidance for support from our District here:

UKRAINE - latest news from Rotary International and our District

more Read the latest bulletins to keep appraised of developments in our support. Also read Rotary International statement regarding Ukraine

Solar MUS project in Nepal

more A multi-Club project working together to use Solar Energy to provide water to remote communities.

Reproduced from an article in the Sunday Times Newspaper


more What is Malaria? And what can be done about it?

The David School - Sierra Leone