Gillian won Young Citizen of the Year Award for her project in building an orphanage for children in India. She appeared on BBC 24 hour News where she explained her project. Gillian was an Interact member in Dundee and mentored by Eric Brown then of the Dundee Rotary Club.
In Peter Davidson's year as President of St Andrews, Colin Mitchell, who was International convenor, mentored Gillian and encouraged her when our Club entered her for the national Rotary Young Citizen of the Year Award.
St Andrews Rotary Club donated £3000 towards the orphanage and Gillian more than doubled that by selling bricks at £10 per brick to students at St Andews University. Gillian and 10 students travelled to India and were physically involved in building the orphanage.
Gillian is a great fund raiser for different charities and 10% of the proceeds of her book sales will go to the food bank in St Andrews.
For a signed copy of this fun illustrated book of verse be at J&G Innes Book Shop between 5.30 and 6.30 on Thursday 16th July 2015.
If you miss the book launch books can be purchased at J&G Inness for £15.
more Seven charity representatives gave presentations about their efforts over a Covid restricted year. These were additional to charities and individuals supported by the Club over this year.
more £1000 donation
more Rotary and Rotaract helped organise this annual run for 400 adults and 100 children in 2 races. Funds raised go to Worldwide Cancer Research which is a St Andrews based international charity
more Rotary Clubs in North East Fife organised a joint event to support Prostate Cancer cycling in Tentsmuir Forest. This was part of the National Bike Ride by Rotary Clubs throughout the UK on the same day (Fathers' Day)
more Hannah Curteis from St Andrews has a music school in Nicaragua using music to transform the lives of children at social and cultural risk
more Dr. Hamish Tait has provided a report on the status of the Gamboura Water Project from his visit to the area in Cameroon in November, 2013
more Ceremony in Old Parliament Hall at which St. Andrews Preservation Trust awards for "Pride of Place" were presented.
more Funds disbursed to various organisations throughout the year 2011-2012
more Funds disbursed to local,national and international recipients
more Presentation of cheques to representatives of organisations that were selected to recieve donations from the Club
back Some of the interesting projects that have been supported by the Rotary Club of St Andrews