Chard Rotary Club supports Scouts’ Kenya trip

Chard Rotary Club president Robin Williams presenta a cheque for £150 to Michael Bowditch, Alex Brak

Chard Rotary Club president Robin Williams presenta a cheque for £150 to Michael Bowditch, Alex Brake and Jack Thatcher. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Young people will travel to Africa next year to help at local schools

The Rotary Club of Chard is supporting a Scout Group’s aid mission to Kenya.

President Robin Williams presented a cheque for £150 to Michael Bowditch, Alex Brake and Jack Thatcher who are Young Leaders and Explorer Scouts from Manor Court Scout Group.

The money will be used towards the £6,000 they have to raise so that they can visit Nakura, Kenya, in 2019.

Whilst there they will be volunteering with the children and teachers of the Melon Mission and Silver Bells schools.


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Their work will include simple class teaching, low level building work, planning activities with the children and painting the new classrooms.

In Michael, Alex and Jack’s own words: “We have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to take part in a life changing project.”

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Meanwhile the Rotary Club raised just over £500 for its charities when it staged a St George’s concert at St Mary’s Church, Chard. An enthusiastic audience welcomed the musicians of Crewkerne’s Phoenix Brass, led by Tom Griffin, their musical director.

The band played a range of music, from a selection of Disney classics to the stirring strains of Elgar’s Nimrod and Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs..

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