C&O Rotary President Ian McTurk with our Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and Rtn. George Blenkinship

C&O Rotary President Ian McTurk with our Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and Rtn. George Blenkinship

Our Year 7 students and staff have been congratulated by the Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club for raising the grand sum of £1047 for the Nepal disaster fund. This is the result of sponsorship from the recent Rotary Charity Walk and other fund raising activities.

The cheque for this amount was presented to Ian McTurk, President of the Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club by Carmel Cunliffe, Business Manager from the School.

The Rotary Club have been very much involved in helping the people of Nepal with the installation of a water system in the village of Maikot in the Gorka region which meant that water could be pumped up to the village instead of having to walk half a mile to bring water by hand from the valley below to the village.

When the earthquakes hit Nepal, it was evident that further funds were needed to be sent to the local Rotary club in Gorka. This contribution from Rhyddings High School will go towards survival equipment as many people in Maikot are still rebuilding their homes.