International Women’s Day in Derby – March 2017

Several of our club members supported the International Women’s Day festivities in the Derby Market Square on Saturday March 11th. We were joined by our satellite members who also had a stall and a tombola which took over £216.

We were there to  tell the general public about our international project in Ghana which is aimed at raising the education levels of girls in a number of villages. Our target is to get 100 girls more involved in long-term education over the next couple of years.

We were also there to tell people about the End Polio Now campaign.

Wilkin and Sons Ltd of Tiptree, Essex have been jam makers since 1885 and they donated two jars of greengage jam to every Rotary member in the UK.  Our club decided to sell these on stall at the International Women’s Day Festival.All the money raised went to the End Polio Now campaign.

President-elect Pat (left) with Derby MP, Amanda Solloway selling jam

President Peter talking about the End Polio Now campaign

Satellite group member Simon studies the tombola display

IPP Ben says – “Thanks for all your efforts yesterday. One of the best money-raising days I’ve enjoyed. It was money for old jam really! We took £192.98. An average of £2.30 per jar. We had a blast proffering sample tastes of the greengage jam on bits of french bread to the unsuspecting flow of people who now know a little more about the end-polio challenge.”


We kept some empty jars for the club members to fill up with their spare cash – and raised another £56.26 for End Polio Now!


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