Plants Thrive – and so do Children because of Woolgoolga Rotary

This month the local beneficiaries of the monthly Rotary Auction are the Corindi/Red Rock Surf Club Woolgoolga .The Auction, scheduled for Saturday 6 September will also be complemented by a fabulous plant sale to celebrate Spring and to support an International project.

The Social Development Centre Nepal is a small Orphange that cares for children aged from 3 – 17 years of age and it has been supported by the Rotary Club on several occasions over the past 4 years.

The Orphanage provides a home for 10 boys and 5 girls ages 3 to 17. The most recent children to join the family are 2 brothers aged on arrival of 3 and 7. They had been abandoned by their mother in their village and had been begging for food for 8 months prior to coming to the Orphanage
A recent report received from the International Director of the Orphange, Sue Pitrole stated that ‘the boys had settled in very well and were excelling at school’.

Echah Wright, a Woolgoolga Rotary Club member was travelling in Nepal in 2009 and visited the Orphanage and met the local Director and the children.
Echah felt confident that the staff and the Board were managing the Orphanage well and was comfortable that the home had been established to genuinely care for the children, all of whom are ‘at risk’.
Every dollar that is donated to the home – goes to the home.
The goal of the Orphanage is to ensure children are growing up as well educated, happy, healthy Nepali citizens.

As Spring arrives and as plants thrive it is good to reflect on the good fortune that we have here in Australia and how we might help others less fortunate. Supporting the Rotary Plant sale (Beach Street – behind the CWA Hall from 9am) on Saturday 6 September is one way to do this.

——–Media Release   2 September 2014

Plants Thrive – and so do Children because of Woolgoolga Rotary

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Media Contact Patty Delaney – 66 542185-