Do­na­tions to the Solomons

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple of Childers and the wider Bund­aberg re­gion was on dis­play in the Solomon Is­lands re­cently with the dis­tri­bu­tion of do­nated goods to the Is­lan­ders by three lo­cal Ro­tar­i­ans.

Don Grant, Ian McKay and Wayne Hei­drich have re­turned to Childers af­ter spend­ing al­most a week in Munda in the Western Province of the Solomon Is­lands dis­tribut­ing a con­tainer load of do­nated items.

Childers Ro­tary pres­i­dent Graham Walker said the trio had dis­trib­uted more than 150 bi­cy­cles, stain­less steel sinks and a quan­tity of school sta­tionery to lo­cal res­i­dents.

“The items were do­nated to Childers Ro­tary by res­i­dents across the re­gion,” Mr Walker said.

As part of the dis­tri­bu­tion, the team se­lected about 30 bi­cy­cles that were handed out at a com­mu­nity dis­tri­bu­tion morn­ing where about 600 tick­ets were pro­vided to lo­cals ea­ger to source a bi­cy­cle.

“Many of the re­main­ing bikes were in need of mi­nor re­pair and Childers Ro­tary has trained a lo­cal man to as­sist with the re­pair and dis­tri­bu­tion of these bikes.

“This en­sures that when bikes re­quire re­pairs they are not dis­carded but there is a lo­cal per­son ca­pa­ble of un­der­tak­ing re­pairs.

“This is the sec­ond con­tainer load of bikes Childers Ro­tary has sent to the Solomons in an ef­fort to im­prove the trans­port op­tions avail­able to lo­cal res­i­dents.”

Mr Walker said Childers Ro­tary had funded more than $4000 to cover the cost to send the con­tainer to Munda.

Childers Ro­tary pres­i­dent Graham Walker The items were do­nated to Childers Ro­tary by res­i­dents across the re­gion.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RO­TARY: The crowd was anx­ious to get a ticket in the bike give­away.

HELP­ING OUT: Childers Ro­tar­ian Don Grant hand­ing a bike over to a lo­cal res­i­dent.

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