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Media release 45
NEWS FROM NEWTON AND DISTRICT JUBILEE ROTARY CLUB
On the evening of Thursday 23rd February, Members of the Epiphany Trust, Rotarians and their friends, enjoyed a charity “Indian Banquet with Entertainment” at the RAJ RESTAURANT in Culcheth. With food kindly “donated” by the RAJ, all funds raised, in the region of £2500, will go to extend an Epiphany Trust project to provide :- A CLEAN WATER SUPPLY IN RURAL AREAS OF BANGLADESH Presently, 18 of the anticipated 200 wells, (estimated total cost £20,000) are under construction. The photograph shows Anhar Miah, Manchester Business Man and keen supporter of the project, his friend and Proprietor of the Raj Restaurant Mainul Amin, with the President of Newton & District Jubilee Rotary Club, David Hill, enjoying the evening, whilst cutting a cake to celebrate also the BIRTH OF THE ROTARY MOVEMENT 112 charitable years ago.
With £30,000 raised for his chosen charity project when Mayor of Wigan, Mark Aldred founded THE DEMENTIA BUDDY ”GUARDIAN ANGELS” CHARITY The biggest worry of someone caring for a Dementia sufferer is fear of that person getting lost, forgetting where they are or where they live. Knowing that persons with dementia tend to wear the same coat, carry the same bag etc. when they go out, 4 devices, recommended by the “Good Deeds Trust” , a wrist band, bag/zip tags, key rings and lapel badges, were chosen to carry an identification “chip” and the “Guardian Angel” charity logo. By holding an NFC mobile phone flat against this device, the bearer’s first name and the emergency contact number of a loved one will be displayed, enabling contact to be made with the Carer. Now widely established in the Wigan area, ROTARY are supporting this wonderful initiative, helping to spread it throughout the Warrington area and beyond, hopefully nationwide. Should this idea interest you, please make contact with Guardian Angels on 01942 888990 where help is at hand.
Watch out for the crocuses planted by our school children at Winwick, Croft and Culcheth in aid of the ROTARY “End Polio Now” initiative. They should be appearing soon. Thankfully that dreadful disease is now close to extinction. ROTARY is a force for good, offering you the opportunity to add something more to your society which you helped to build.
Come to one of our Tuesday evening meetings at Birchwood Golf Club and find out what we are all about. You will be pleasantly surprised. Phone Bernard Groom on 01925 733893; visit the Rotary Club of Newton & District Jubilee web site or check us out on Twitter & Facebook.
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