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ROTARY CLUB COMES TO THE AID OF AFRICAN CHILDREN


In the attached photos (below), Rochford Rotary Club’s International Chairman, Graham Abel, is surrounded by the thirty-four backpacks being sent to the charity Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals supplies over 1.2 million school meals each day to children in several countries in Africa, to encourage them to attend school regularly.  They also provide backpacks of ‘goodies’ to be used at school, which are donated by various organisations such as Rotary Clubs.

Each of the Rochford Rotary Club’s thirty-four Members filled a backpack with the items specified by Mary’s Meals - a notepad, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, eraser, ruler, sharpener, and pencil case. Plus, a small towel, shorts, shirt, and flip-flops, together with soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, a small ball and a spoon. There were 17 blue backpacks for boys and 17 pink for girls, with each backpack put together and labelled for a child aged between 4 and 12 years old.



The Club meets every Monday at 12.45 at the Rochford Hundred Golf Club.

Contacts:

Glyn Jarvis – 01702 299915 – glyn.jarvis1@btopenworld.com

Paul Veitch 01702 473218 – veitches@talktalk.net

Keith Holdsworth 01702 559246 – keithholdsworth643@btinternet.com