Wylde Green Founder President Lillian Hopkins who is nearly 100 years young was presented with both a Margaretta Golding Award and a Paul Harris award by District Chairman Pauline and District Governor Peter at the Anniversary Lunch.
Lillian has for over 20 years raised money to help build a school in Botswana and also help Sister Agnes to fund the orphanage she runs for children with HIV and aids as well as children left by their parents.
Members of the Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Wylde Green witnessed Aquabox’s latest consignment heading for Haiti after the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. The group had travelled to Cromford in Derbyshire for a guided tour of Aquabox’s headquarters.
The charity that is run by volunteers has been working to bring water filters and emergency supplies to those affected by drought, earthquake, typhoon, floods, conflict or facing some other crisis. It does this by working with partner organisations already established in areas of crisis to being relief aid freely to everyone.
When highly acclaimed Midlands pianist, composer and arranger Colin Bell heard that there was to be an afternoon
tea to raise funds for Dementia UK supporting Admiral Nurses he was quick to volunteer his services for the afternoon. In 2013
Rotarian Colin received a Civic Award from the Mayor of Solihull, where he and his wife Julia live, in recognition of him having made a real difference in his community.
Over 125 people sat down to Afternoon Tea at Curdworth Village Hall, raising over £1200 for Dementia UK supporting Admiral Nurses. The event was hosted by the Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Wylde Green.
Admiral Nurse Jackie Aird praised the fundraising efforts and said: 'This latest piece of fundraising by the Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Wylde Green comes not long after another donation they have made following a sponsored walk they organised last autumn. They have raised around £6000 in total for which, on behalf of Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses I would like to say a huge 'thank you'. Their combined efforts have seen fantastic results. I know how very well received the funds will be in supporting carers of people with dementia in the local area.'
District Chairman Pamela has selected Burnaid and Dogs for Good as her Charities for the year.
The District 6 International Charity is Bees Abroad.
The National President, Liz Thomas, has chosen Children's Hospices for her charity.
The International President, Dr Kapila,
has chosen 'Leave a Lasting Legacy' as her theme.