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Rotary Narooma  find new home for old equipment in Samoa


Some quick thinking by Lynda Ord and Bob Antill and a prompt response by Fred Fawke and Brian Goldstraw from Canberra will give new life to some discarded equipment from Narooma Community Health Centre. Lynda was told about the old equipment destined for the scrap heap, spoke with Bob, and in double quick time Fred and Brian were down with a large trailer to take back five old wheelchairs, five wheelie walkers, two walking frames and two hospital beds.

One of the ever energetic Fred Fawke’s many roles is chair of District 9710 Donations in Kind (DIK) committee. Fred said they have cleaned them up, done a few minor repairs and they will now take them to Melbourne with similar equipment from Canberra. ‘They’ll then go as a back load in a container, courtesy of a private company, to the Rotary Club of Apia in Samoa which will distribute them where they are most needed,’ he said.

This is part of an ongoing programme between DIK and Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).


Above: Rotary District 9710 RAWCS chair Brian Goldstraw and DIK chair Fred Fawke from Canberra take delivery of the discarded equipment from Narooma Community Health Centre via PP Bob Antill. Photo by Lynda

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