Girvan Rotary Club have donated £500 to help fight the spread of Ebola crisis in Africa after one of their members became worried about the lack of funds available to fight the disease.
Around six weeks ago rotary member Dr Jim Flowerdew was worried that the story had dropped from the news agenda despite the risk still being high and deaths still occurring. Organisations were struggling for funds and Governments were slow to respond. Jim and Rotary members looked into groups who were helping to fight Ebola and they quickly agreed to send £500 to Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF), a group that was formed in 1971.
Back then, it comprised 300 volunteers which included doctors, nurses and other staff, plus the 13 founding doctors and journalists.
MSF was created in the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries.
Girvan Rotary donation was small, but hopefully did its little bit and pictured above is Dr Flowerdew handing over a cheque for £500 to Mr Alistair Wallace Rotary Club of Girvan’s, Community Convenor.