Chairman's Charities 2019- 2020
This year my charities will be School in a Bag and our 20/20 Mission. Both charities are local to our area.
I have worked alongside School in a Bag since its inception 10 years ago and on its launch day was one of the first to pack a haversack. This is such a worthwhile charity and every penny which is donated goes to providing more haversacks. So far, just over 111,500 bags have been provided and sent to 44 countries all over the world giving the necessary tools to enable children to attend school and have a life line out of poverty and hardship. The school bag also provides some stability to those children affected by war or natural disasters.
This year Inner Wheel is 96 years oldso as a District I would like us to raise enough money to buy 96 school bags at £20 each. We have 22 clubs in our District so it would be wonderful if between us we could provide at least 96 bags. Hopefully even more bags for the charity would be great!
One of the students, Hannah, who worked at SiaB at Home farm went to Nepal to work alongside Jimmi, the person in charge of SiaB events there and Hannah set up a group of ladies in Katmandu to make the sanitary products we required for our 20/20Mission.
Our 20/20 Mission's aim is to provide sustainable sanitaryware for girls and ladies and to ensure that the girls do not miss out on their education by having to be absent from school for a week whilst they have their periods. Our 20/20 Mission charity runs alongside SiaB and Water Survival Boxes who are based in Frome with Rotarian Tony Quinn as one of the directors. Water Survival Boxes put the sanitary goods directly into the boxes which are then sent to disaster areas all over the world. The sanitary ware for these boxes is made by a group of ladies based in Frome.
I do hope that you will all support both of these worthwhile charities. If you click on the pictures below you will get full details on these charities.
I know that TOGETHER WE CAN!