Rodney was one of the founders of Landmine Disability Support at the end of the 1990s to support those affected by landmines in Cambodia, one of the most affected countries in the world by landmines. There are over 30,000 people in Cambodia who have injuries from the war. 90% of disabled people in Cambodia live […]
The Oxford Food Bank was set up in 2009. It collects waste food from supermarkets and wholesalers, food that would otherwise be sent to landfill, and delivers it on a daily basis to charitable groups around the city who provide meals for those in need. A committee was set up approximately ten years ago to […]
Rob is studying at Oxford University and is here for this academic year. He told us that when younger he liked to argue and talk in public so he thought about going into Law! He did an Arts degree for one year at Sydney University then transferred to a Law degree. He said that Sydney […]
Tim McGovern is one of 36 Oxfordshire Scouts and one of 4,000 UK Scouts between the ages of 14 and 18 to have been selected for the Global Scout Jamboree in Kristianstad, Sweden in July 2011. 38,000 scouts from 120 countries will spend two weeks at the Jamboree. Tim is fourteen and gave us a […]
Wendy Dawson gave a fascinating talk about her work at the Ley Community in Yarnton, near Woodstock, where she has been the Chief Executive for 2 ½ years. The Ley Community is an independent registered charity, established in 1971 and that helps people with drug and alcohol rehabilitation. The Ley Community was set up by […]
Colonel Paddy Vernon from the Gurkha Welfare Trust spoke to the club about the Trust’s work supporting Gurkha pensioners who have served in the British Army. He was in the Signals Regiment and first served in Nepal in 1962. The Gurkha Welfare Trust was formed in 1969. Many soldiers who had served in the Second […]
David Horton, Jubilee Sailing Trust, 28th September 2010 David Horton spoke to the group about the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a charity that was established in 1978 and that has two tall ships on which physically disabled people are able to work alongside able bodied people. 36,000 people have sailed with the Trust, and ages have […]
Sarah spoke to the group about her visit to Southern Africa and Lesotho as part of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) in 2009. The GSE provides opportunities for young professionals (non-Rotarians) to participate in a 4-week exchange visit to another Rotary District in another country.