Eighteen year old Glasgow resident Christopher Flyvbjergflew approached Raleigh International to volunteer for one of their fantastic projects in various parts of the world. He was lucky enough to be selected for a 7 week trip to Tanzania, starting on 18th July. The expedition includes a 19 day trek into the mountains and a community-based project.
But first, he had to attract sponsorship of more than £3,000!
Thanks to Christopher's persuasive ways (he came to talk to us at one of our meetings), and to energetic support from our member, Trevor Graham, we gave him £500, which just about got him over the line.
Christopher's first report (25th July) tells us that he is helping to build loos in the village of Nyamwezi. "It's very hot and the work is hard, but I'm loving it and making lots of friends."
His parents, Marion and Peder, join Christopher in thanking us for our fantastic support, not just in terms of generous sponsorship, but also for our words of encouragement.
Chris returned to us on 21st June (our Handover Dinner) to give an excellent illustrated talk about the work he did in Tanzania. It was abundantly clear that our financial contribution to help with the cost was money very well spent.
more we took the opportunity to save some flowers from a site being cleared, to replant at the Exhibition Centre Train Station
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more When Claire Herbert attended our Christmas Dinner, she was surprised not only to be given a cheque for £1,000 for her Mission, but to be appointed a Paul Harris Fellow!
more We arrange a holiday for a needy family or small group every year. This year It was a small group who are being cared for by Enable Scotland.
more This year's Treasure Trail Challenge is in aid of three local charities: Glasgow Lodging House Mission; Glasgow Active Schools Programme; and Street Soccer Scotland.
more We, together with our friends in the R.C. of Saalfelden, support this charity which helps young cancer patients and funds research into cancers affecting those aged between 13 and 24
more We made a donation to the Glasgow Children's Hospital on 22nd November after listening to a moving talk by Sine Ward
more Our Club helps to keep Exhibition railway station looking pretty through a continuous programme of planting colourful flowers and weeding.
more Past member Jean Scott left a legacy of Â£1,000 for the Club to use for helping young people. We used it to help to create a fruit and vegetable garden in Hillhead Primary School
more The winning team from Antonine Primary School, with Club President Trevor Graham.
more Rotary in great Britain and Ireland supports youth competitions
more The winners of the 2020 Hillhead Primary School's Citizenship awards were Zachary Adams and Shirin Shahralie-Farahani. No photos this year due to the coronavirus.
back See our other pages for more information about some of our varied activities within the community and our contributions to charities.