Alan Wolstencroft – Banbury Rotarian & Westminster Group Foundation Trustee

In 2005 I attended a Rotary presentation about a Charity in Sierra Leone but little did I know then that a 10 minute presentation would change my life!! Rotarians were given the opportunity to volunteer as part of “Rotary Mission Challenge” to Freetown and “spend 11 days in Sierra Leone and make a real difference”.

I had been a Rotarian for 18 months BUT joined a team to build the Rotary Hostel of Hope at the Aberdeen West Africa Fistula Clinic. During my first visit I saw the opportunity to help communities in Freetown and decided I could “make a real difference” personally.

I went to Sierra Leone believing it would be a “one off” life experience but I didn’t realise that it would be a life changing experience for me. I have now visited Sierra Leone 11 times and am supporting 4 school communities.

EVERY £ raised goes directly to the projects so all donations help “Make A Real Difference”.

The website is in its early stages, but hopefully it gives you an insight into “my story”. PLEASE bear with me as I try to expand it – if you want more information please e-mail me: alanwooly@msn