Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club
At the Rye Hub Wednesday February 29th
On Wednesday 29th February The Rye Hub at the Rye Club in Market Road held an open day, they showed old movies of community events in Rye and served tea and coffee, their aim is to create a drop in social centre for local people. Other local organisations had representatives there, the Fletcher Group had a model of their cinema project. Stuart Harland explained there is a hold up in purchase of the site due to legal problems with the seller, it is hoped this will soon be resolved.
Information on the New Scout Building Project was displayed, the first phase is almost complete, the erection of the Building with its services; sewage, electricity, water, telephone line for broadband. Money and help is needed for the next phase: fitting out internally e.g. toilets, internal doors, kitchen, electrical wiring, heaters, painting etc.
See webpage www.localgiving.com/charity/firstryescoutgroup
Ann Hostler was there for the Rye Hospital and Chris Fairman Chairman of the League of Friends of the Rye Hospital. Chris is pictured with Derek Bayntun Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club. They were selling purple silk crocuses to publicise and raise funds for the Eradication of Polio from the world. When children are immunised against Polio a purple colour is put on their finger. £100 was raised from the sale of the crocuses. Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club have given £4,000
for Polio eradication. Rotarians around the world have contributed millions of pounds and provided volunteers and organisation to The World Health Organisation to eradicate Polio.
In 1986, 26 countries had Polio, now there are only four.
“Rye’s Own” April 2012
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