Tea is served by James (11) and Sophie (8) Tonge.
Tea is served by James (11) and Sophie (8) Tonge.

An appeal has gone out to Rotarians in Shropshire, Staffordshire and parts of the West Midlands who drink – and enjoy – a cup of tea.

For those Rotarians, their partners and families, can make a difference to funding a wheelchair.

Stone Rotarian John Sayer, who will be leading the district covering Shropshire, Stafford and parts of the West Midlands from July 1st 2016, has appealed to Rotarians to support the Yorkshire Tea and Wheelchair Foundation appeal

“It costs us nothing, but could help a child, teenager or adult, particularly in the developing world who would not have access to a simple wheelchair, to have one,” he said.

Rotarians have been advised that all they have to do is save the bar codes from Yorkshire Tea Packs.  For every 750 packs of 80 tea bags one wheelchair – and its pro rata for larger packs – can be donated.

“Let’s get behind this simple idea and see if we can donate at least one wheelchair in 2016-17,” he added.

The current District Governor, Rotarian Richard Green, remarked that Rotary and Inner Wheel have been collecting the bar codes for several years, but it was important to give this very worthwhile appeal a boost

He added that any Rotarian will be happy to accept the bar codes and pass them on to the local appeal.