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Monster cheque boosts £40,000 school rebuilding effort
In a short ceremony on November 3rd, the club hailed a milestone in our efforts to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in distant Nepal when the Rotary Benevolent Trust matched our fundraising with a cheque for £20,000.

In Prithvi Rupa, Nepal, the local community despaired of continuing their children's education. In stepped in their local Rotary Club, who in turn invited us to help. Beginning in April 2015, the day after the earthquake, club members here steadily collected almost £20K towards the project. Just as they were despairing of making more, the Rotary Benevolent Trust matched their fundraising: so now the school can be built at last, after just six months of intensive fundraising!

It just remains to find enough rupees to add the school roof; Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School have accepted this considerable challenge.

Pictured are club members receiving the cheque: (l to r) Michael Whetton, Treasurer; David Lumb, Coordinator; Brian Simpson, President.