Queensferry Rotary aid for orphanage

Rotarians visit orphanage in Kenya
Rotarians visit orphanage in Kenya

Rotarians in South Queens-ferry have returned from their travels after helping to 
 refurbish an orphanage in Kenya.

For the last 10 years the 
local Rotary club has supported Kenya Children’s Home, a charity for orphaned and abandoned children run by Stagecoach entrepreneur Ann Gloag.

A recent fundraiser with vocalist Moira Kerr at Hopetoun House raised £2530 for the charity.

Four local Rotarians, Craig MacKenzie, Graham Leith, Jim McCulloch and Brian Robertson, spent 10 days in the African country helping to paint and refurbish family houses at the orphanage.

The told fellow members of their remarkable experience and the warm welcome they received from the staff and children.

Graham Leith said: ‘‘We furthered the name of Rotary, the club and Scotland and made many friends who remembered previous volunteers from South Queensferry. Helping at a project like this gives a real sense of how individual Rotarians can make a difference to people’s lives.’’

Queensferry Rotary president Charles Fletcher added: ‘Kenya Children’s Home has a very special place in the affections of the club and its members. In supporting it and volunteering for projects over 10 years, we have achieved an example of Rotary in Action which brings us all great satisfaction.’’

For more info on the charity go to www.kenyachildrenshome.org.uk