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Richmond Rotary commemorates veterinarian hero

Richmond Rotary held a virtual meeting joining three continents, to commemorate a veterinarian who treated large wild animals, and eventually gave his life when he was killed by an injured elephant in Somalia in 2008.

 

Dr Zahoor Kashmiri, often known as 'Zorro', practised mostly in Kenya but later became more widely known and travelled around Africa pursuing his goal of reducing the suffering of injured and sick animals. Richmond Rotary President Pindi Tamara has known Zorro since his school days, and spoke movingly of their friendship. We then showed a short video about 'Zorro' and his work.

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGkjnnpPAeU

We were glad to welcome members of Rotary in Delhi and Mombasa, representing Dr Kashmiri's own background, and the international recognition he achieved.

International Meeting
International Meeting
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24 Jan 2022

Richmond Rotary action against gender-based violence

President Elect of Richmond Rotary, Ben Khosa, as lead White Ribbon Champion for London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, organised and led a Torch Walk from Richmond Town Centre to York House in Twickenham on 10/12/2021. Current President of Richmond Rotary, Pindi Tamana, organised a “pit stop” in East Twickenham, to highlight the issue  of gender-based violence to local shoppers and onlookers.

Ben speaking with megaphone, next to carnations each signifying women murdered in the UK
Ben speaking with megaphone, next to carnations each signifying women murdered in the UK
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18 Jan 2022

Rotary Raises Richmond Roast Rate

Toasted sandwiches are very popular with guests at the Richmond Soup Kitchen, but with only one toaster the kitchen staff couldn't keep up with demand.

Richmond Rotary support the Kitchen with funding and volunteer help, and have now given a second, larger, toaster to help cut down waiting times.

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Toasters
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15 Jan 2022