Bags of Love Appeal 2013


… Christmas Cheer for the Needy …

Christmas time is rapidly approaching and most families have already given some thought to sharing gifts and sumptuous food with loved ones and close friends.

In Stanford, South Africa, there is a large community of very poor and needy folk, who have nothing much to look forward to at Christmas – not even a basic meal.  Many of the poorest of the poor, children, the sick and the elderly rely on the five soup kitchens in Stanford for nutrition but the good folk who run the soup kitchens also need a break so they are closed for two weeks over Christmas time.

This why the Bags of Love are so very necessary, not only to feed the needy at this critical time but also by bringing a small measure of cheer into their lives.

The Rotary Club of Stanford will again drive the Bags of Love campaign this year and coordinator Lana Coates will ensure that all bags collected will be distributed in Stanford.  We have the full cooperation of Stanford churches and Social Services Groups who, while working on the ground, provide lists and addresses of those in genuine need.

Through the generosity of many caring people, not only in South Africa but abroad as well, it was incredibly heart-warming to hand out 210 Bags of Love last year and it seems our target for 2013 needs to be closer to 250.

The cost to fill a bag is R130.  Should you wish to contribute to this very worthy cause, you can make a donation into the Rotary Club of Stanford’s bank account, via PayPal, and we will fill the bags on your behalf.  Simply go onto our website – – click on the “Donate” button, and this will take you directly to our PayPal account.  Details are already filled in, so all you have to do is put in the amount you’re donating and your personal details.  Please be sure to reference that your donation is for Bags of Love in order for it to be allocated correctly.  Once that’s done, email me with your contact details so that I can follow up from our side.

Your generosity will be greatly appreciated, and go a long way in helping a poor family enjoy their Christmas.

Yours most sincerely

Lana Coates

Project Leader – Bags of Love


Keeping Warm & WoolWorx

This year we have been able to combine our WoolWorx Project with our Winter Warmth Campaign.

Our first distribution of Woolie Jumpers etc to young children was on the 29th & 30th April 2013

Further details to follow shortly

Stanford Rotary Open Evening 17th April

On 17th April 2013 The Rotary Club of Stanford will be holding an Open Evening where we will be highlighting some of our projects and the benefits of Rotary Membership.

All are welcome to attand

The “Old Art Cafe” at 6:30 pm

Please contact Ansie (082 320 0982) Stephen (084 705 6719) or any Stanford Rotarian for further details


New Wheelchair for Lidia

Further to our recent appeal for a new wheelchair and the very generous help of donors, the new chair was delivered to Lidia on 28th March 2013.  She and her parents are very happy because it will make all their lives a lot easier. Thanks to Elma Hunter for bringing this to our attention, Bruce and Irene Ivey for their very generous donation, and Ansie and Bea Whittaker  for their donations, as well as ordering the chair and having her sister deliver it to Stanford

Car Boor Sale 30 March 2013

Car Boot Sale 30 March

Thank You for Stumbling….

The Rotary Club of Stanford would like to thank Stanford and all that took part in the Stumble last Saturday. The weather wasn’t the best, but the great atmosphere more than made up for that.

With Rotary getting a reputation as “Rain Makers” maybe we should hire ourselves out during the dry times…

Pictures etc are on our facebook page!/groups/130813770283217/


Car Boot Sale – Saturday 1 Dec 2012

Stanford Stumble – Sat 24th November

When the going gets tough - call for Rotary !

When the Going gets Tough – call for Rotary !!!


Car Boot Sale Saturday 29th September 2012


Many thanks again to our current ticket holders for your understanding about the postponement of Shebeen Chic and hope you will agree that the decision was a good one as the weather on 11th August was shocking!

All tickets for 11th August are valid for the new date. If you cannot be here we will miss you, but happily provide a refund…..please contact any of our members in this regard.

A reminder to those who have not yet secured tickets…… please do so as soon as possible, so we can be sure to cater for everyone.

Tickets are reasonably priced at R100 pp for this Pub-Style Evening with a Shebeen Theme.

You are guaranteed to have lots of fun, so wear what you feel is appropriate, come along and enjoy good company, wholesome food (included in your ticket price), plus a variety of music provided by disco and guest artists for your entertainment and to get you dancing.

There will also be fun games on the side plus lots of spot prizes.   Full cash bar on site for the thirsty!

So, come along hungry…..come along thirsty……come along to have a hugely fun evening…….just be sure to come along!!

Get your ticket now from Stanford Info 0283410340 or any Stanford Rotary member…..Ansie 0823200982….Cathie 0823410277…..Peter 0829270979……Malcolm 0283410961…..Tony 0760532567…..Stephen 0847056719…..Tim 0733185078…..Lana 0822164398…..Natalie 0828932282…..Jeudi 0726653299.

NB: All proceeds are for Rotary Club of Stanford Education Fund.   Your support is very much appreciated!

PS  You can speak to Peter Kastner on 0829270979 if you require baby sitting.

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