Rotary donation to Sian for award

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KIRRIEMUIR Rotary have donated £300 to help local girl Sian Duncan achieve her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Sian, a pupil at Webster’s High School, has to spend a residential week with people she does not know as part of her award.

So, in order to fulfil this part of her task she has chosen to volunteer with a group called Global Vision International (GVI) in Thailand.

As GVI is a charity Sian had to raise a total of £2,200 to cover her time over there and the flights. She managed to raise a great deal of the money herself with help from family and from her job at the Thrums Hotel, but the Rotary Club was pleased to help out further with the £300 donation.

GVI is multi-award winning social enterprise that runs conservation and community development programs around the world. They are a family run organisation with an amazing culture and are based in England. It is their mission to build sustainable projects that achieve long term positive results.

Their projects operate under the direction of the local community at their request and in some cases have a link with a local Rotary Club.

They work with some of the most respected and well-known organisations in the world such as Rainforest Concern, The Jane Goodall Institute, South African National Parks, Kenyan Wildlife Service and The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.