Presentation of cheque to Danny Morris,
National Director of International Needs
In July 2017, Danny Morris, National Director of International Director of International Needs explained to our Club the work of this 40-year-old charity which helps families create a sustainable future. Their vision is that families will have access to basic resources freeing them from hunger, fear and poverty so that each family member can live a life that allows them to develop their full potential.
Our members expressed a wish to support this charity in some way and Danny Morris was invited to join us on Tuesday 27 March 2018, when Croydon Rotary Club President Peter Spalding and Rotarian Joe Trickey presented a cheque for almost £1000 to be used to fix a broken-down borehole in a Ugandan village and thereby provide clean water for at least 300 people.
During his thanks to the Club, Danny explained:
“…that the International Needs WASH programme in Uganda was launched in October 2016, in response to the dire access to clean water and sanitation that families suffer in many parts of Buikwe District. With our partners, we have been able to provide clean water for over 8,000 people, build 34 good toilets and educate over 1,200 children in good hygiene practices, alongside their communities. In 2018 we will work in four new villages there to bring holistic hygiene sanitation and clean water solutions.
“But we cannot do this without the generosity of our supporters, which leads us to our immense gratitude to Croydon Rotary Club for deciding to help us to fix a broken-down borehole in one of these villages. This will provide about 300 people with improved access to clean water. That includes the women and children who would spend hours walking long distances to collect clean water for their families every day. This will now be significantly reduced. Thank you so much.”