Rotary brings 'School in a Bag' to Skegness "Giving hope to a child's future"
28TH AND 29TH APRIL
- "School in a Bag" a charity born from the tragic tsunami in Thailand of 2004 which killed 230,000 people
- Luke Simon lost his brother Piers in the tsunami and talks movingly of that time
- He has started a charity with his parents to pack schoolbags for poor, orphan,vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world
- Started in 2009 'School in a Bag' has already packed over 50,000 bags
- "Children helping children"
- Chosen as the charity of the year for 2015-16 for the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Britain and Ireland
- Luke will be visiting primary and secondary schools in Skegness on the 28th and 29th April
- He will be giving a talk to the Rotary Club of Skegness on the evening of the 28th April at Southview Hotel
Contacts: Mrs Lesley Connolly Chair Youth Services Commitee
Mrs Carole Cameron President Elect
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary www.rotarygbi.org
About School in a Bag
School in a Bag.............in a nutshell
According to UNICEF figures, 20% of the world’s child population will never attend school.
School in a Bag is a simple solution created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each SchoolBag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn.
An education for these children could be their passport to a life out of hardship and poverty.