Rotary Club receives donations towards PlayPumps Appeal

PUBLISHED: 11:03 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 07:09 30 May 2010

Dunmow Round Table 41 Club chairman Howard Keightley hands over a cheque to Rotarians president Ian Terry and John Bridges, with the oldest active member Tom Cowell sitting in front     Picture: SUBMI

Dunmow Round Table 41 Club chairman Howard Keightley hands over a cheque to Rotarians president Ian Terry and John Bridges, with the oldest active member Tom Cowell sitting in front Picture: SUBMI

ROUND Table 41 Club has handed over £250 to Dunmow Rotary Club as a donation towards its PlayPumps Appeal. Round Table 41 Club chairman Howard Keightley presented the money to Rotary Club president Ian Terry at their New Year Business Meeting, held at The

ROUND Table 41 Club has handed over £250 to Dunmow Rotary Club as a donation towards its PlayPumps Appeal.

Round Table 41 Club chairman Howard Keightley presented the money to Rotary Club president Ian Terry at their New Year Business Meeting, held at The Saracen's Hotel.

An additional, surprise, contribution of £1000 in aid of PlayPumps was also handed to the Rotary Club by the hotel.

The appeal looks to provide clean, clear water in sub-Saharan African countries. The cash goes towards installation of a roundabout, a simple system that ensures life extensions for village populations in parts of the world where unnecessary death occurs every 15 seconds.

Rotarian John Bridges, assisted by Richard Harris, has travelled throughout the local counties taking the message of PlayPumps with his presentations.

Other pledges and donations has seen over £8000 raised towards the project.

Meanwhile, a new member has been initiated into the Rotary Club. Ian Allen has added his name to the club membership.

A revised date of Monday January 26 will be the next round of the prestigious Rotary 'Youth Speaks' at United Reformed Church, New Street. Felsted and Helena Romanes schools will be competing with Bishop's Stortford College and High School. If you want to see how able these youngsters are, then attend this free event, which starts at 7pm and includes refreshments.

Other forthcoming Rotary events include a jazz concert, the highly-acclaimed Rose Bowl Quiz, Sportsman's Evening, Senior Citizen's Concert and the club's visit to Kragero at a very special time in the Norwegian calendar.

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