Hats off to Headmaster Paul Trickett and Carmel Cunliffe and all at Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School for the £500 towards the Nepal project.  The photo take by Franco Sanna shows left to right: Student Amy Kershaw, President Doreen Lawton, Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe, Rotarian George Blenkinship and Student Hisham Arif

Can I please ask all Rotarians and Friends of Rotary to do their best to attend the Ewood Park Gala event. Tickets via Rotarian George Blenkinship or myself.

This article being sent to the various press outlets.

An ambitious Water and Sanitation project in Nepal is being organised by Rotary Clubs in East Lancashire which will cost £45,000. This scheme will provide water and sanitation to 400 school children and 60 households in Maikot Village in Nepal.

Rotarian George Blenkinship from the Rotary club of Church and Oswaldtwistle has visited the village of Maikot and see first hand the problems the villagers have in obtaining water, which necessitates long journeys down the mountainside of up to a mile, then having to return uphill heavily laden.

The plan is to install a pumping station from a spring downhill from the village to a holding tank above the school, and gravity feed the water to the school and houses. Also a toilet block will built at the school which would replace a very primitive system.

Half of the amount needed has already been pledged and hopefully the full amount will be raised by the end of 2014 with an installation date of January to May 2015 in the dry season.

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise High School appreciate that this project is very much required and have raised £500 to go towards the cost of the project. President Doreen Lawton said “ This is a marvellous gesture and is the work of Business Manager Carmel Cunliffe and many students at the school, it is a very significant amount and certainly will help meet the total figure needed”

To raise further funds a grand “WATER WORKS” Gala Dinner will be held at the Blackburn Rovers Premier suite on Saturday 28th June, starting 7.00pm. when there will be a drinks reception, followed by a 3 course meal. A live band, DJ, fun casino, auction and raffle will form the entertainment. Tickets cost £40.

An appeal is made to local businesses and residents to support this large project and purchase tickets. We are hopeful of an attendance of 350 and at the present time we are well over half way.

For information or how to buy tickets please contact either:

Michael Jackson 01254 200283 or

George Blenkinship 01200 443064


Michael Jackson


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