That’s exactly what Hadfield couple, Margaret and Geoffrey Trimby, did. As Buxton Rotarians heard, the Trimbys, while on holiday in Kenya in 2001, visited a poor village school: a hot, airless, dirty shed, with 35 children sitting on the earth floor, no electricity, water or sanitation. Their teacher had an old blackboard and bits of chalk. The Trimbys immediately bought exercise books, pencils and more chalk. They returned home intending to replace the shed with a proper school and set about fundraising. Today, with over £60,000 raised and spent, the Neema School in Kikambala has electricity, water, sanitation, five classrooms, five teachers and 200 primary school children receiving free education. The Trimbys raised most of the money from family and friends, establishing the Neema School Kenya Trust charity in 2007. However, they continue to fundraise to pay the teachers, provide the children with meals and uniforms, and maintain and expand the school: £3/month gives a child a daily meal; £100/month pays a teacher. More information is at http://neemaschoolkenya.org.uk if you would like to help.
more 'Comeback Queen' didn't win the World Championship, but did raise over £1000 for End Polio now. Thank to all the sponsors.
more Team Entry is FREE. Swim for half-an-hour and raise money for your cause or charity! Half of your sponsorship goes to your cause/charity, half to our Trust Fund for PEPAIDS, a charity fighting HIV/AIDS in Zambia via education.
more Swim for half-an-hour and raise money for your cause or charity and ours! FREE TEAM ENTRY (4 persons) - Buxton Swimming Pool, Saturday 11th March 2017, 3.30 pm "“ 6 pm. Your sponsorship is shared equally between your cause and ours. There are also PRIZES
more Rotarian Ann Lee Hussey, a polio survivor who has participated in 27 polio immunization campaigns, believes polio eradication will be one of Rotary's greatest gifts to future generations.
more Buxton Infant School"™s Council decided their October Harvest Festival Collection should go to a water-based charity.
more We will arrange for your unwanted, but usable, bike (suitable for a 10+ year-old) to reach a Gambian student who currently walks 2 hours or more to school (and back)
more Buxton Rotariians collect over 2 days for Rotary aid to the Phillipines, being joined on the second day by Oxfam volunteers.
more From Burbage WI - Blankets With Love
more Our Malawi Grain Mill & Store
more Malawi Grain Mill and Store Story
more Supporting 'End Polio Now'
more Celebrating Rotary Day 2009 with glasses of Buxton Spring Water in the Pavilions Garden's Conservatory to toast Rotary International's 104th Birthday.
more Rotary's disaster box organisations are constantly emptying their warehouses. Help their supply of aid by donating.
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