Category Archives: The Rotary Foundation

Week 2 – Join us at the Classic and Supercar Show!

Sherborne Classic and Supercar Show at Sherborne Castle is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.  Not only that but it is one of the biggest events of its kind in the West Country. This really is an event … Continue reading

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Bridge over the Mudi River now complete

David Pearson’s work with Joshua Orphan & Community Care in Malawi, and funding by our club,  has now reached another milestone as the bridge over the Mudi River has now been completed. Manyenje Bridge has provided easy access to Manyenje Village while the Manyenje … Continue reading

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Mudi River Footbridge in Malawi

Good news from Malawi. After a late start due to continuing rains rapid progress has been made in the construction of the new footbridge spanning the Mudi River. The latest photograph from Malawi shows the footbridge nearing completion with only … Continue reading

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Village Life in Malawi

While the major construction work was going on in Malawi, there were a number of other projects which David and Marjorie have been working on which have significantly changed lives. Feeding Kitchens Most of the children in the village are … Continue reading

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About David Pearson – winner of the Times/Sternburg Prize

We are all aware that David has won this prize but many of us may not know just how much he has done in the past few years, so now seems like a good time to summarise this. After retirement … Continue reading

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David Pearson wins Times/Sternberg Prize for African aid work

Congratulations David on winning this award.  We are all very proud to be associated with your work.   Just see the Times Online to find out what this is about. See more about Davids international work on our web site.

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Wine and Cheese Tasting Event

Stop Press:  This event raised £580 for the Joshua Orphan and Community Care Trust Sample the Wines of the Iberian Peninsula   Presented by Reg Wilkins In Support of Joshua Orphan & Community Care Trust, Malawi Raleigh Hall, Digby Road, … Continue reading

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Global Eradication of Polio by 2018

This announcement was made this week and I understand that the Bill Gates Foundation is providing one third of the US$5.5 bn required to achieve this goal. RIBI welcomes the pledge of £300m made by the British Government at the … Continue reading

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The Maize Mill is open for business

More great news from David Pearson. The Maize Mill is open for business

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Latest Update and photos from David and Marjorie – all great news.

Malawi March 7 Update

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Greetings from India

Hi Everyone Just to let you know that we have had a very successful NID, the Polio National Immunisation Day in India on Sunday 24th March. We were at a very small village on the edge of the town of … Continue reading

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More News From Malawi

We have received two more emails from David & Marjorie Pearson who are still working hard in Malawi. 16th February 2013 We arrived here on the 2nd of Feb and we had 3 days of sunshine, since then we have … Continue reading

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Update from David Pearson in Malawi

David and Marjorie Pearson are currently in Malawi and have sent us an update on the Milo bridge project.    Here is an extract describing the bridge project: “Great excitement here about the bridge and it was fantastic to see it … Continue reading

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How Rotary is Helping to Eradicate Polio

Internationally Rotary has been involved in some major projects which, by working with Rotary Clubs in other countries, can make changes happen on a massive scale.   An example of this is Polio Plus. PolioPlus Global Eradication of Polio Polio Plus has been Rotary International’s primary effort … Continue reading

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Milo Bridge Project

Many congratulations to David Pearson and his colleagues at the Rotary Club of Limbe in Malawi who have, after a lot of hard work, organised the building of a bridge over the Milo River (see report from Joshua Orphan and … Continue reading

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