SEVEN CLUBS IN the Yorkshire and
North Lincs District 1040 are among the top donors world-wide
supporting a record-breaking Rotary International project,
the humanitarian organisation’s largest ever global grant for a
brand new floating hospital Mercy Ship.
Bridlington, Knaresborough, Settle, Halifax Calder,
Hull and Mirfield Rotarians contributed a massive $29,603 (over
£23,000) despite the Corona virus lockdown to the $1.125 million
Global Mercy – a new ship currently under construction, which will
travel the oceans providing surgery and saving lives. The first tranche
of money - a $10,000 from District Designated Funds - gave the
project a major boost during the early stages.
Former District Governor, Manoj Joshi, of the Bradford
Rotary club has been personally championing the scheme alongside UK-wide
DGs. He says: “The power of a more than one million-strong
organisation like Rotary can be leveraged to these major projects globally.
When we work together like this, we achieve fantastic results that will
save thousands of lives every year for the next fifty years. This is the
largest ever Global Grant from Rotarians – they called it the One
Million Dollar Challenge. So, if we use our strength to pull in the same
direction that means, we had to raise just $1 each! And we