We were very pleased to see this article in the Local Newspaper, District Mail in the 18 July edition.

Many thanks to all the generous sponsors and the hours put in by our Club Members and other volunteers.

We hope that even more blankets will be sponsored this weekend.

Rotary Blanket Drive July 2019 

Born out of the success of the Rotary Clubs of District 9400 in Gauteng blanket drive which has been running since 2011, our club decided to pursue our own drive in the winter of 2019. By donating ONLY R70 the public is able to sponsor a South African manufactured blanket which is then distributed through reputable organisations to those in need. This initiative runs for the full month of July by way of 2 stands at strategic points in the Somerset West Mall every weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. Our stands open at 9am and close at 5pm and are manned by 2 volunteers for 2 hours each. At the time of writing this article we had 624 blankets sponsored over the 1st two weekends in July and a further 350 purchased by Rotarians, friends and family’s prior to the physical blanket drive commencing.

Organisations which benefit through this initiative are:

Another late news item is a letter of thanks from Athraa Abrahams who attended this years RYLA camp:

Here is some late news but always welcome !!
In March this Year a ShelterBox Big Green Box event was successfully held and thanks to team sponsorship by Brian, Parel Vallei High School enjoyed attending the event.

Here is their letter of thanks:

A very informative and useful talk was given at last weeks morning meeting by Carl-Heinz regarding the financial opportunities available to Clubs if they take advantage of Rotary Global Grants