Minibus Emergency Boxes

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Presentation of minibus emergency boxOn 19th October President Martin handed over three Minibus Emergency Boxes to Sandgate Special School in Kendal.  The photo shows teacher Katie Lewis and children from the school.

The donation came from the realisation that if an accident happened to a minibus full of children, they would need equipment not currently carried on the school's buses.  The boxes contain Hi-viz vests, space blankets and a wind up torch and are labelled as a gift from Kendal Rotary Club.

The club is offering to prepare boxes labelled with the name of other clubs for them to present to local schools at a cost of £50.00 (plus postage and packing).

Charitable donations for year to June 2013

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Community Support and Charitable Donations
Kayak to London - sponsorship raised for:
Sandgate School, Kendal 1,930  
Al Wafa School, Muscat, Oman 2,633  
Springfield House - Women's Refuge 1,420  
Bendrigg Trust 800  
Alzheimers Society (UK and local) 525  
Marie Curie Cancer Care 502  
GNAS Air Ambulance 400  
Bay Search and Rescue 350  
Motor Neurone Disease Association 200  
Help for Heroes 200  
YMCA 150  
Stroke Association 100  
Mobility Trust 100  
Kendal College Students trip 100  
Small donations (twelve) 440  
Total 9,850

Youth Programs

Kids Day Out (Sandgate School) 940  
Young Athlete Sports Scholarships
Two for £250 and one for £100 in value 600  
Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA)


Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN) 395  
Young Photographer 175  
Youth Speaks 130  
Total 2,750

International Appeals and Programs

Shelterboxes 2,360  
The Rotary Foundation 1,588  
Indian Bus Project 102  
Total 4,050
Total Community, Youth and International help given

Collection for Philippine Disaster Appeal

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AquaboxFollowing a collection, by the Rotary Club of Kendal, at a supermarket on Saturday and also at the recent concert in the Leisure Centre, the sum of just short of £2000 was raised, which will be used to purchase ‘Aquaboxes’ to be sent to the Philippines as part of their disaster appeal request.

An ‘Aquabox’ is a means of ensuring safe drinking water, a necessity vital for such emergencies. Very many thanks to all who contributed so generously. Further information on Aquaboxes can be found at: .