Rotary club helps in Africa

PUBLISHED: 10:40 01 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:09 30 May 2010

Children from the Nkokweni Primary School in South Africa play at the newly-installed PlayPumps water well which was funded by the Dunmow Rotary Club (Picture submitted)

Children from the Nkokweni Primary School in South Africa play at the newly-installed PlayPumps water well which was funded by the Dunmow Rotary Club (Picture submitted)

RESIDENTS in Takeley, Felsted and Barnston have donated towards the PlayPumps water aid project that Dunmow Rotary Club began late last year. The club has funded the installation of three fresh water wells and will shortly add a fourth in South Africa. Th

RESIDENTS in Takeley, Felsted and Barnston have donated towards the PlayPumps water aid project that Dunmow Rotary Club began late last year.

The club has funded the installation of three fresh water wells and will shortly add a fourth in South Africa. The money collected during the club's Christmas activities will also be added.

Rotary members David Edwards and John Bridges attended a PlayPumps reception at the House of Lords, which was attended by 80 guests from various companies along with PlayPumps representatives from the United States, Ethiopia and Europe.

The generosity of the public has been outstanding and Rotary president Ian Terry is delighted to thank those who gave so kindly to this needy enterprise.

A further community effort included the provision of food hampers to senior citizens who spent the festive season alone.

Also 24 charities took part in the decorated Christmas tree exhibition, as well as an arts and crafts fair held at the United Reformed Church in Great Dunmow.

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