Rotarian set for third charity trip

An adventurous charity supporter is preparing for his third expedition to help people across the globe.

Monday, 8th February 2016, 12:05 pm
Updated Friday, 29th January 2016, 11:44 am
Godfrey Weir, centre, being presented by Tynemouth Rotary President Archie McGlynn with tabards for Nepalese helpers, with left Peter Dean and, right, Past President Murray Shand.

Former Tynemouth Rotary Club president Godfrey Weir will travel to Nepal with the aim of helping local communities with their rebuilding programme after the devastating earthquake of 2015.

Previously, Mr Weir visited Cambodia for eight weeks in 2014 to help train people in building skills.

And last year he spent seven weeks in St Lucia, working for the National Trust to recover buried 100-year-old cannons and restore them to their battlements.

He is pictured, centre, being presented with tabards for the Nepalese helpers by Tynemouth Rotary Club president Archie McGlynn, with Rotarian Peter Dean, left, and past president Murray Shand, who organised the production of the tabards.