Helping People Around the World
Our Club has a long history of assisting those in need around the world, and this year we intend to continue this great work.
When disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons or floods occur around the world we are always quick to respond to help. We do this by raising funds to purchase survival kits such as ShelterBoxes, AquaBoxes and Water Survival Boxes which provide basic essentials needed in an emergency situation
As the children return to school we will be contacting our local schools to ask for their continued support in our mission to spread a little happiness to disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe at Christmas. Each year our local schools help us pack shoeboxes full of lovely things to make Christmas magical for socially vulnerable families.
And we will also be considering some longer term projects to support people around the world make sustainable changes to their lives in the longer term. We are currently discussing how we can help people set up their own businesses through small loan schemes such as "Lend with Care".
Continuing our work in support of Rotary Foundation to eradicate the globe of Polio remains a high priority, and we are so close to achieving this important goal.
Working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Nantes sur Loire, with whom we are twinned, we will support their Global Grant application to fund a project targeting child victims of domestic violence. We look forward to welcoming members of their club on their exchange visit to Hampshire in the spring.