At the Annual District Conference today in Ipswich – a gathering of the 70 plus clubs making up the District from Norfolk, Suffolk, and parts of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire – the Downham Market Rotary Club won the John Grant Trophy for ‘Best International Project’ in the current Rotary year. They were up against strong competition from some equally worthwhile projects so it’s a fantastic achievement for Carole Samuel who led the project from fund-raising through to completion. The aim was to bring much needed aid to a school in Belarus which educates the children of refugees relocated after the terrible Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Downham Market Rotary Club would like to give a special thanks are due to the Rotary Clubs of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Dereham and Hunstanton, Norfolk, and Audley in Staffordshire who so generously contributed funds too, which enable the project to come to fruition.
Carole has announced that the project will now be ongoing with the aim of providing funds for the badly needed repairs to the fabric of the school as opposed to the provision of equipment which is the phase just completed.
For more information read Carole’s reports on the ‘Latest News’ page of the Rotary website.