Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Cumbrian kindness

 Rotary is an international fellowship with service to communities around the world as its hallmark.
And yesterday, Elizabeth Gomm was delighted to be the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of Barrow Rotary Club at the Lisdoonie Hotel, Barrow in Furness.
The invitation came after members of their club heard Mama speak at the Rotary District Conference in Scarborough in March, so  Elizabeth had a very hard act to follow!
But club members really opened their hearts to our family as she told them how a holiday in Kenya in 2000 had changed the direction of Mama and Papa's life and how her own meeting with Mama seven years later had changed her life too!
Since that very first visitt o Kenya Mama's sheer determination and courage has seen her establish  Children of Watamu as a registered charity, develop three schools creating 700 pupil places,  and turn her vision of a Happy House children's home in to a reality.
The Rotarians were in awe of Sue's sheer dedication and impressed by her achievements.
President Alf Hadley presented Elizabeth with a cheque for £100 and a collection raised another £124.
Thank you gentlemen for being so generous to our family. Every penny will be very well spent and hope we can build on our friendship with your club in the future.
Pictured: Top left: John Winder, Ted Fenton, Alf Hadley abd Dennis Exley and , top right: President Alf Hadley presents a cheque to Elizabeth.