Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Project

Mount Kenya and Rhinos

We are now in the early planning stages of our next major project for Africa.

We are going to climb Mount Kenya to celebrate ANZAC Day 2015, the centenary of ANZAC Day.  Summit on April 25th 2015.

We will be taking two teams one to climb Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft) the second highest peak in Africa behind Kilimanjaro, the other team to go to Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft).  We are looking to take some Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers with us on this adventure.

The beneficiaries will be the Orphan Rescue Kits for the education of disadvantaged children in Mathare an overcrowded suburb of Nairobi  The funds will go to orphan rescue education for secondary school children from Mathare.  The next beneficiary will be Coolamon House in Hout Bay our twin Rotary club.  As well we will be raising funds for Legacy Australia and the RSA New Zealand who both look after the widows and children of our returned soldiers.

We are looking for expressions of interest to join us on this unique adventure in Africa.  More details will be forthcoming via this web site and by writing to me John Glassford email: john (at) or by calling me on (02) 6927 6027 or if overseas 61 2 6927 6027.

Stay tuned and book mark this page please.   Thank you.

Hout Bay EMS supported by Rotary

Spirit of Rotary

Spirit of Rotary ambulance in Hout Bay

Hout Bay EMS recently visited Rotary to show off their new Hout Bay Ambulance.

The history of Rotary and Hout Bay EMS goes back several years. Two previous ambulances named the Spirit of Rotary were made possible by the fundraising made by Rotary with the Hout Bay community.

The nature of ambulances are that as high speed vehicles they are often in accidents themselves and out last ambulance was written off at least once in accidents. Also because the ambulance had been donated back to the municipality, Hout Bay had no say in where the ambulance went and often the ambulance was on the wrong side of the mountain when it was desperately needed.

This situation all changed when Hout Bay EMS were able to find a major sponsor willing to give enough money for a complete vehicle. Rotary Hout Bay came to the party by helping with refitting costs, and by helping with the defibrallator machine as well as the trunking radio system which allows better communication between the ambulance, paramedics and the base station.