Llandudno Rotarians to join in “Rotary Walk Across Wales” to help part of Africa

THE annual “Rotary Walk Across Wales” from Machynlleth to Montgomery takes place on Saturday, June 18.

A total of four Llandudno Rotarians and friends will be walking part of the route and are seeking sponsorship to raise funds for the Nauyo Community Action Upskill Project.

This project will provide young mothers and children with the skills to make simple products such as necklaces, earrings, bangles, soap and mats which they can sell, to make money for their families.

The project is based in Mbale, Uganda and the nearby Bumbobi area and is being led by Nauyo Community Action and the Rotary Club of Mbale.

By sharing skills learnt and through the sale of products, the benefit to families is wide-ranging, from an improved financial situation to enhanced mental health and wellbeing.

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A trial has proved successful and this additional support will enable the project to roll out and support more young families.

Sarah Kennedy-Ratcliffe, one member, visited Nauyo Community Action in 2019 and saw first-hand the benefit they are providing in their community.

She also met members of Mbale Rotary Club, who are overseeing the project.

The Rotary Club of Llandudno has 18 members (plus honorary members) and forms part of Rotary International – a global network of service volunteers.

It is the world’s largest service organisation, founded in 1905, and has 1.4 million members operating in 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and territories world-wide.

The Llandudno club was founded in 1927 – you can find out more at: www.llandudnorotary.org.

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