Since its inception in 1978, the dedicated and hard-working Rotary Club of Anguilla has been motivated by one shared goal...
Be a gift to Anguilla!
Their next gift to Anguilla?
A blood bank for Anguilla's Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The cost of the blood bank?
The good news?
If the Rotary Club of Anguilla raises $50,000, the Rotary Foundation will match the amount and donate the remaining $50,000.
And so, the mission to build a blood bank is on!
To raise the funds, the determined Rotary Club of Anguilla has put together an enticing raffle...
A chance to win your own piece of Anguilla.
The Rotary Club of Anguilla is holding a raffle with a terrific prize... a 1/2 acre of land at Blackgarden Bay! To "fly over" the land, take a look at the video below"
Anguilla has never and still does not have a blood bank. When blood is needed, the hospital pulls from a small pool of donors for blood transfusions. It requires that a) a match be available and on-island and b) that match be screened before the blood can be collected and transfused. Time consuming, it's a process that can be detrimental in emergencies.
The blood bank will eliminate a great amount of wasted time in critical situations.
All funds raised by the Rotary Club of Anguilla go towards purchasing the equipment required to build the blood bank...
Raffle tickets cost USD $25.00 each.
Rotarian Walter Bayer, who resides in Anguilla, will purchase your raffle ticket.
To purchase a ticket, log into PayPal and send Walter USD $25.00 via the "Friends & Family" option. His email = email@example.com
Include your name, email address, physical address and phone number. Walter will follow up with your raffle ticket number.
This is just one of the Rotary Club of Anguilla's many accomplishments over the years...
Donating much-needed dictionaries to primary school students in the island's quest to promote literacy...
Sponsoring young sailors and giving them the opportunity to pursue their passions and compete in Tortola's youth regatta...
Providing medical supplies to those in need...
From the small-yet-significant, to the large-and-life-changing, their accomplishments and initiatives speak for themselves. Yes, Rotary Club of Anguilla has touched and improved many lives.
One more example?
In 2014, the Rotary Club of Anguilla embarked on a mission... to provide Mr. Tyrone Richardson with a home of his own.
Tyrone Richardson with Rotarians Harris Richardson and Seymour Hodge
Photo From: The Anguillian
"[Visually challenged, Tyrone Richardson] is well-known throughout the Anguillian community having used his well-developed sense of direction to travel widely on the island on foot – and sometimes even on a bicycle – to the amazement of many. He has worked at the Water Corporation and at Aronel, a private water company. He has also played in a musical band."
- The Anguillian.
Tyrone Richardson is an inspiration to the community. Inspired by his story, in 2015, the Rotary Club of Anguilla engaged the community to begin construction on a home for Tyrone.
A year-long project, it was fueled by a number of fundraisers and community events. Thanks to many contributions from the community and to the Rotary Club who donated over $24,000 USD, all came to fruition!
One bedroom, spacious and fully complete with amenities, it is also located just next to his family's house in North Side. Today? "[Tyrone] plays his own music on a keyboard in the comfort of his home."
- The Anguillian
Welcome Home, Tyrone!
And now their biggest initiative of all is in full-swing...
Update: Terrific news! Because of all of YOUR help the Rotary Club reached their goal! A huge thank you from Anguilla! And, a huge congratulations to Mr. Peyton Meilhac who won the 1/2 acre of land!
To be part of the creation of Anguilla's blood bank, and to enter to win a piece of Anguilla, refer to the information below.
Ticket cost: USD $25.00 each
To purchase: Walter Bayer, a Rotarian who lives in Anguilla, will purchase your ticket for you. Simply log into PayPal and send Walter USD $25.00. His email = firstname.lastname@example.org Include your email address and phone number. Walter will follow up with your raffle ticket number.
Deadline to enter: Aug. 11 2016
Draw date: Aug. 12 2016
The winner will be informed via email/phone call and will also be announced in The Anguillian.
Best of luck & with sincere thanks from the Anguilla community!