The local Interact Club based at Dover Grammar School for Girls held a well-attended Quiz Night at the school on Friday (12th) to raise funds for their two charities for this year, the Samphire Project and The Life Foundation.
The Samphire Project supports ex-detainees nationwide who face destitution and hardship after detention. Such people are not allowed to work in the UK or to access social support. The Life Foundation works in Oltenia, Romania, with children and adults who live in government care and have some form of developmental delay, physical and / or learning disability. The project runs all year round with local staff and volunteers.
The evening raised £400 through entrance fee and raffle proceeds. Those attending included members of the Dover Rotary Club, led by President Dave Smith.
Interact Clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self and organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills. Gillian Pollard of the Rotary Club of Dover is the current mentor for the Dover Interact Club, whose President is Owen Esson.