Diwali event to add light to our communities

After the phenomenal success of the Diwali Fundraiser hosted by the Rotary Club of Somerville, two years ago the Festival of Lights fundraiser is once again being hosted on Saturday, November 9, 6.30 pm at Star of the Sea School in Howick.

The event will be feature entertainment, raffles, a live auction, music and lip-smacking, authentic Indian cuisine.

The small but vibrant Rotary Club of Somerville is working hard to ensure it will be an evening to remember.

All of the proceeds collected at the event will go towards local and international Rotary projects.

Somerville Rotary will be contributing towards Beyond Water

One of the projects the Somerville Rotary will be contributing towards will be Beyond Water, a charitable organisation run by Rotarians Sharon and Pete Crean who are passionate about bringing clean water and sanitation solutions to communities in need across East Africa.

Beyond Water fights water poverty at a grassroots level that incorporates involvement with the entire community so that they can take the lead in rebuilding lives through deep bore wells, water tanks, latrines, handwashing stations, and sanitary products.

Metaphorically speaking, the Diwali event will go a long way towards adding light to people’s lives, regardless of geographical boundaries.

The proceeds from the last Diwali fundraiser went to deserving local projects as well as an International Rotary Project for Water Management and Conservation in a tribal village in India.

The Rotary Club of Somerville is an energetic club of professionals doing great work in the community and none of these projects would have been possible without the community contributing to make it happen.

Club meetings are held at Howick Club on Wednesday at 6.30pm except for the 2nd Wednesday of the month.For tickets contact Assistant Governor Vinod Sareen at vinodksareen@gmail.com or call 021 615 412.

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