Arundel and District Rotary Club - Service Above Self


Youth Bus

Our club is looking to join forces with other Rotary clubs in the area to get the Youth Bus back on the road. This is a community based project that would benefit Angmering, Littlehampton, Arundel and Bognor.

We hope to raise enough to buy the bus and do it up to a nice spec. We are working with Angmering Youth Bus Committee and more information about the project can be found HERE

Sand Dams

Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland are embarking on a project to raise £1m to build sand dams and improve food security in the Kenyan dryads.

Sand dams are a vital resource in Kenya where many women and children walk up to eight hours a day to collect water which is often from unclean rivers or contaminated by animals, parasites or industrial waste.

Sand dams are three to five metre high reinforced concrete dams built on the bedrock of seasonal river channels. After the rainy season, they fill with sand and water for several hundred metres behind the dam, storing up to 20 million litres of water within the sand. The sand filters out impurities, protects the water from contamination and prevents evaporation, providing a cost effective way of capturing and storing rainfall so that it is available all year round.
Rotarians from Great Britain and Ireland have already built twelve dams in Kenya, working with the charities, Excellent Development and the Africa Sand Dam Foundation.

On 1st July a group led by Drew Hughes, Chairman of the RIBI International Service Committee will fly to Kenya to see the existing dams and how the agricultural food projects connected to them are progressing. He will be accompanied by several other Rotarians from clubs all over UK & Ireland.

The visiting Rotarians will then meet their counterparts from the Rotary Club of Nairobi to update them on progress and to find partners for future projects before returning home.

Safari Van Playhouse Conversion

Our latest local Rotary‬ project working with Rotaract Littlehampton was to turn this Daihatsu van into a multi-coloured ‪‎zebra striped ‪safari playhouse for William Older Playgroup Angmering.

The safari vehicle was fitted with a play kitchen and comfy seats for the children.Tones of storage for toys and books!

The interior panels and seats were recovered in lime green to really make it stand out.

A great project which was lots of fun and well received.

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