Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 October 2016
10 international films, specially selected by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles to provide you with a great weekend of entertainment
Tickets available from Sherborne Tourist Information Office
• All films: £6
• Reception and opening screening: £10
• 10 tickets: £40
The proceeds of the Festival will be divided between a Rotary International project to complete building a bridge in Malawi to provide safe access to school, initiated by our Club, and the Rotary Charity, ShelterBox.
This annual event is organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and will be raising funds for the Yeatman Hospital in their 150th Anniversary year.
Hope to see lots of Rotarians at the Classic Car spectacular in Sherborne tomorrow 19th July.
Rotary Clubs working together, Sherborne Castles and Yeo Vale.
Good afternoon to all District International Service Chairmen and fellow Rotarians in Britain, Ireland, France, Scandinavia and USA
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE – 25 APRIL 2015
At least 2,000 dead, hundreds of thousands made homeless and/or without access to clean water
Humanity First UK (one of our regular aid agencies) are considering sending a team to assist. We have offered the bulk of our current stock of packed Water-Survival Boxes (providing they can cover the cost of air freight). We expect a decision from HFUK in the next day or so. The alternative route would be via Rotary District 3292 that includes Nepal.
Funds are urgently needed to cover the cost of air freight for the existing stock and to pay for more boxes that may well be requested given the scale of this disaster.
Donations can be made by bank transfer to:
Bank: CAF Bank, West Malling, Kent, England
Bank Code: 40-52-40
Account: Worldwaterworks Ltd
A/C No: 00020591
Donations from outside Great Britain should include:
Online donations can be made on our BigGive page – access via our website www.worldwaterworks.org
In order that we can continue to respond at the same level to future disasters we need sustained funding in the order of £150,000 – £200,000 each year. The standard box containing a Grifaid Aquafilter Family water-purification kit and other essential survival items costs £150. This covers the cost of the box, contents, and air freight to the disaster area. The new water purification kit is designed to supply 100,000 litres of clean water for at least 3 years if used 24/7. As all the work involved in running the project is provided by volunteers donations are applied to the costs of the box, water-purification kit, other essential survival items and the air freight charges to ensure the aid reaches families in need in the shortest time possible. We hope all Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs can support our endeavours by donating the cost of two boxes (one in the case of Inner Wheel Clubs) each year. Demonstration Boxes are positioned in most Rotary Districts for use by local Clubs and where none can be located we can supply – email back to me please.
Donations can be made online through our website or by cheque made payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and sent to Westfield Business Centre, 32A Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4BH
Yours in Rotary humanitarian aid Service
Hugo Pike OBE PHF
Director of Operations
PP RC Chelwood Bridge
Members of Sherborne Castles Rotary Club were particularly saddened by the death of Michael Peart, a very active and popular member of our club, last week.
Michael served as the first British Ambassador to Lithuania in 1991-1994 and made significant contribution to the re-establishment of political and economic relations between Lithuania and the United Kingdom. His contribution to Lithuania has been remembered by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister this week.
We have become aware that a number of clubs in our District have a special relationship with Lithuania, and you maybe interested to know that Michael was a long term sponsor for the St. Francis Cancer Support Centre in Klaipėda.
A fundraising campaign – Run for Hope – will take place on 17 May in Klaipėda to support the Centre and Michael’s son, Christopher Peart, will take part in the run.
Our club is supporting Christopher to raise as much money as possible in his father’s name. Please take a minute to read Christopher’s story and maybe support him in this project.