New Malden Rotary’s International Service Team regularly reviews its criteria for donations to the many charities which need our support. Following a recent review we have confirmed continuing support for Lendwithcare, a microfinance charity which supports small scale entrepreneurs working in their own communities in many developing countries.
Support for organisations providing relief following natural disasters is always on the agenda for Rotary. Funds have been committed to Shelter Box for their relief work in Haiti after the recent earthquake. And we are also committed to participate in the Big Gift Christmas Challenge supporting the Water Survival Box charity.
International Country Committees (ICC) are being developed in Rotary forming links between Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland (RGB&I) and in other countries. New Malden members are involved in the planning and organisation of two such links, with Spain (Nick Higgins) and Bulgaria (Ivaylo Valev).
A donation has been made to the charity Aspire Mama Africa via Marbella Cosmopolitan Rotary through the Spanish link.