Project during lockdown
Gardening at the Japanese Garden in Stoke Park
Although they have not been able to meet face to face nor run any fund raising events they have been able to give large sums of money to the various food banks, supported by their own charity the Rotary Foundation. This is the same Foundation that supported the Rotarians who started, and have continued to fight, the world wide Polio epidemic as well as the Guildford Eye Project (now called Global Sight Solutions) that has helped save the sight of thousands of people around the world.
However, the Rotarians in Guildford decided that they wanted to do something practical for their local community rather than just give money. On Sunday 23rd August a number of them arrived at the Japanese Garden in Stoke Park and proceeded to weed the shrub beds that had recently been replanted by the Borough Council Parks department, as the attached photographs show.
If you have anything similar that needs to be done and helps the local community, or you would like to come along and help, please contact Peter O'Keefe. Rotarians are people of action, have the energy and will to make things happen.