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Ebola Disaster in West Africa


The Edgware & Stanmore Rotary Club is the first club in Rotary’s London District to join the fight against ebola.  Earlier this month, on 10th September, Club President Suresh Bharwaney, responded to a call for help from David Frankfort of the Rotary Club of Monrovia in Liberia.  Mr Frankfort explained that the Liberian Ministry of Health had run out of paper to help trace contacts to control the spread of disease.  Mr Bharwaney immediately ordered his Monrovia-based business, Royal Stationery Stores, to deliver 10 reams of paper (A4) together with a Photocopier and cartridge to the Monrovia Club, whose members equally promptly passed it on to the Ministry.

Peter Bradley is Edgware & Stanmore Rotary’s International Chair.  He is in daily contact with Monrovia Rotary’s David Frankfort about ways to help, of which the paper for the Ministrty of Health is a good example.  As he says:   “Supplying a large amount of paper may not be glamorous, but it is very useful in a country currently as poor as Liberia.  Suresh’s gift means that hundreds of lives can now be saved because he provided the paper which was urgently needed for tracing contacts.” 

Anyone who wants to help the Rotary Club of Edgware & Stanmore in the fight against ebola should click on the Rotary Club of Marlow’s website: http://tinyurl.com/nx9pivf and go to the Mydonate page, Alternatively, a cheque payable to The Rotary Club of Edgware & Stanmore can be send to Peter Bradley at 33 Lansdowne Road, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 2RZ The money will go straight to the Rotary Club of Monrovia to buy essential supplies locally such as medical equipment and other materials of which the paper which has gone to the Ministry of Health is a good example.


Brian Jonson Ebola presentation to Conference 1130

'MyDonate Page' to send funds to Rotary Club of Marlow