Newton Stewart Rotary have donated £5500 to support flood recovery initiatives and disaster training for Galloway Mountain Rescue team.
In addition the Rotarians split the £2500 raised from the August Wheelie Good Bike Show between 10 local voluntary organisations and Riders for Health.
Rotarians across the country collectively raised funds to help communities in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway to recover from the recent floods. The allocated funds are designed to improve the Resilience Group for Newton Stewart and train 6 Galloway Mountain Rescue team members in fast water recovery techniques.
The growth in the number of new members in Newton Stewart Rotary has been proactive in the ability to increase the support provided to the local Community which was demonstrated by sharing the £1250 proceeds from the Wheelie Good Bike show to 10 community groups including Newton Stewart Cancer Care, The Museum, two pupil groups at the Douglas Ewart High School, the Gardening Group at Minnigaff Primary School, the Enterprise Group at Penninghame Primary School, Home Start and Food Train organisations, Newton Stewart Initiative and the Youth Group of Newton Stewart.
The remaining £1250 was donated to Riders for Health who build motorbikes with attached stretchers to convey patients to hospitals in Africa.
Rotarians in Newton Stewart are planning a repeat of the Rotary Ride for Prostate Scotland to be held on Fathers Day, the Wheelie Good Bike Show on the 7th August and currently members have started a very ambitious £150,000 project to support youngsters with type 1 diabetes to access the latest in pump therapy to lead a normal life. There is a vibrancy within Rotary to meet the needs of communities and an