Earlier this year, Patricia Parker MBE, Kids for Kids Founder and CEO visited the Rotary Club of Cuckfield and Lindfield and gave a presentation about the life saving work that Kids for Kids does. Patricia was delighted to be visited recently by Club President, Alec Landauer, and Sue McMillan from the International Committee, at her home in Dorking and presented with a cheque for £1,000 to be spent on Jerry Cans! “What a wonderful surprise this was!” said Patricia, “Families are in desperate need of jerry cans right now for the first time ever so this is the perfect donation.”
2018 is the first year we have ever known that families have been sharing the use of a jerry can to fetch water. Women like Halima from Um Jum Jum, a village we adopted this year, has been sharing her neighbour’s jerry can because hers had cracked some time ago. Sharing a jerry can also means sharing the precious water you have walked miles across the desert to collect – the only water your family will have that day. How could you part with it?
The wonderful donation from the Rotary Club of Cuckfield and Lindfield is enough to buy 130 jerry cans, meaning one for almost all of our new beneficiary families in our five 2018 villages! We are thrilled. If you too would like to donate a jerry can, please do not hesitate to do so – every jerry can donated will be put to use, allowing families to collect more water daily. Donate a jerry can now.