September 23, 2019

Retrospective Exhibition supports the Rotary Club Bread Fund Children’s Charity

 

This October, Thoresby Park Gallery and Galleryfy.com will be supporting  The Bread Fund through the proceeds taken from a Retrospective Exhibition for the Artist, Peter Quinton Honey.

But what is the Bread Fund and why is it important?

Because at the start, 20 years ago, the Club paid for bread and peanut butter for children in pre-schools and creches in the Amazizi Valley, Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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These preschools and creches are run by local people, mostly women.

Bread was changed to a more balanced meal of fortified porridge, but the name stuck.

Over the years there work has expanded to include supplying educational books in English (and isiZulu the children’s native language), training for teacher/carers in early childhood development water tanks to harvest rainwater, safe toilets, toys and outdoor play equipment, jumpers and hats for the cold mountain winters for at least 700 children.

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The exhibition will also offer local children to get involved  in the event through Rotakids, a Rotary sponsored fun and exciting way for primary aged children to get involved with community activities.

With the help of their teachers and local Rotary Club, the children learn to understand how their actions can positively impact on others and in doing so, help to develop our future community volunteers and philanthropists.

For more information on how you can support this charitable cause contact The Rotary Club of Retford at secretary@retfordrotary.net

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