When Cleveland Rotary Club needed a helping hand recently, they knew just who to call!
The Rotarians pass on unwanted furniture from local schools to under-resourced schools in the Gambia. Moving hundreds of tables and chairs out of storage and into a lorry on a hot summer’s day meant extra helpers were required. Federico, David, Daniel and Adam from Botton Village were only too happy to help.
‘We were there all morning from nine until twelve,’ says Adam. ‘It was hard work because it was so hot, but we did it!’
A valuable contribution
‘We were really grateful to the team from Botton Village,’ says Phil from the Rotary Club. ‘They got stuck in and worked really hard.’
The team were working against the clock, to take advantage of free loading time from the haulage company. ‘We were aiming to get everything loaded within four hours,’ explains Phil. ‘Thanks to Adam, David, Federico and Daniel, we did it in three hours and fifty minutes!’
‘The furniture will make a huge difference to children in the Gambia who don’t have chairs and tables at school, so they can learn more easily,’ says Adam. ‘It felt good to help people – I want to do more stuff like that.’