Our International Committee consists of 4 members with substantial experience in all things International.
Our International Committee raises funds both for disaster relief and for development projects in 3rd world countries.
Medecins Sans Frontiers
For disaster relief we usually work through well-respected international charities such as Medecins Sans Frontieres (www.msf.org.uk). The courage with which their doctors and nurses provide medical aid in war-torn disaster zones has commanded admiration throughout the world.
We also support Shelterbox (www.shelterbox.org) which was founded by a Rotary Club in Cornwall but now operates throughout the world. It provides tents, blankets, water purification kits, cooking pans, plates and basic tools - all the basic needs for families made homeless in a disaster.
For development projects we prefer to identify small-scale schemes in the poorest countries where our contributions can make a real difference. We have supported the reconstruction of a Health Post in an earthquake-hit part of Nepal with the aid of a 3H Global Grant and are currently supporting the expansion of a school in rural Gambia.
We also contribute towards Water Aid (www.wateraid.org.uk) whose projects provide clean drinking water in remote areas of very poor countries.
Like all Rotary Clubs we make our fund-raising fun. We have a programme of quizzes, lunches and summer garden parties, all as enjoyable ways of raising funds for these vital international projects.