Rotary donates to Bali
Mike and Lindy Laker are long-term visitors to the island of Bali.
They love the weather, they love the people, and they love the culture.
In recent years, they have ventured from the southern burgeoning tourist destination to the north coast which remains, because of its inaccessibility, relatively untouched yet it has succumbed to incredible poverty and deprivation with health issues, general living standards and education the main concerns.
Many of the residents travel south to find work to support their families, leaving children alone fending for themselves.
With the average wage between $2 and $3 per day, the demands and needs are great.
After confronting the extremes of need, the Lakers became personally committed to doing something about the desperate situation.
They travel back to Bali frequently to assist financially, morally and with relatively inexpensive — by our standards — gifts and support items.
The Lakers are supporting four initiatives: a new mattress project, a mobile eye clinic, transport of goods to Bali and an ongoing pop-up Op Shop.
The Rotary Club of Seymour has jumped on board to help the cause, and has proudly funded the eye screening cataract project with a $2700 donation.
— Xenia Williamson • Buyer registration from 9am • ID required • Cash or card only
Donation: 270 Highlands Road, Seymour This Saturday, 8th December, at 10am on site (Acc: Estate of Dorothy Atkins) Items include;