Rotatians thanks Stamford residents for books for Sri Lanka

Dave Smith of CS Ellis and Michael Venn, Dick Colgrove, Bryan Driscoll and Tony Wakefield of the Rotary Club of Stamford
Dave Smith of CS Ellis and Michael Venn, Dick Colgrove, Bryan Driscoll and Tony Wakefield of the Rotary Club of Stamford

A CONTAINER full of books is now winging its way to Sri Lanka to help children.

A CONTAINER full of books is now winging its way to Sri Lanka to help children.

The Rotary Club of Stamford has been collecting children’s fiction books, as well as reference and course books, to send to children affected by the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.

They have been stored at a house in Ryhall and rotarian Tony Wakefield said the depot has finally been cleared.

Cummins Generator Technologies in Barnack Road, Stamford, have crated the books to be exported.

CS Ellis, of South Luffenham, are in charge of delivering the books, which totals more than eight tons.

Mr Wakefield said: “There is no doubt of the value to the poor children of Sri Lanka, is far greater than the estimated £400,000 new value of books so far sent out by the Rotary Club of Stamford.

“We would like to thank Mercury readers, schools, clubs and individuals for their immense help in the project.”