Farewell to two outstanding Rotary Club members

President Gill Poole, John Philip and Christine Philip
President Gill Poole, John Philip and Christine Philip

The Mirfield Rotary Club are saying farewell to two outstanding members who have helped many good causes during their time at the Club.

John and Christine Philip have been members of the club for many years, John since 1991 and Christine since 2009.

The pair have a passion for International projects and their initial interest began a number of years ago when John witnessed medical and social problems when he worked abroad. This passion and drive has resulted in some successful and life changing projects that John and Christine have led on.

Members of Mirfield Rotary Club say they have been privileged to work with John and Christine on some of these projects.

Christine has led a number of Polio trips to India and was the Rotary District Polio officer for a number of years keeping everyone in the District informed of the improving situation to eradicate polio from the whole world.

Both John and Christine have had phenomenal achievements in Tanzania where they have worked on the island of Ukerewe to improve the conditions in the hospital with a waiting hostel for pregnant mothers and more.

In the community they have set up a juice bar, introduced a micro credit enabling locals to set up businesses that are self sustaining and provide and income for them.

Their most recent project has been with the marginalised, often abused and exploited Albino community.

John has set up an International Rotary Fellowship of Doctors that work to improve medical conditions and make a difference in the world.