10 May 2020
Rotary Connects the World

Forfar Rotary Connects with the World.

Never has this year’s Rotary Logo and message been more appropriate and this was the case when David Valentine, a Forfar Rotarian with connections in China and therefore Chinese people in Scotland. Y Connects the world

Forfar Rotary Club’s COVID-19 Appeal received a great boost this week following a generous donation of much needed protective face masks.

David Lu, owner of the Manchurian restaurant in Gellatly Street, Dundee, and President of the Fujian Scotland Chinese Association, handed over 7,000 face masks and 20 protective overalls to Forfar Rotary Club President Doug McFarlane and Rotarian Dave Valentine in support of the club’s initiative to protect volunteers and the general public in and around Forfar and Angus.

Mr Lu commented:
“I am aware of the hard work being done by the Rotary Club in Forfar and hope this donation will boost their efforts to safeguard people from the pandemic virus. Our Chinese homeland received considerable support and offers of assistance in January and we hope these masks will show our heartfelt appreciation and support”.

Forfar Rotary Club began the initiative at the beginning of April when 10,000 masks were donated by a friend of Dave Valentine who runs a logistics company in Shanghai. Last week the club received another 10,000 face masks from the Chinese Consul General Ma Qiang on behalf of the Shandong Provincial Government due to the close links existing between Angus and Yantai, a city within Shandong.

This donation of masks from David Lu will be distributed to people keen to safeguard themselves while at the same time observing the 2 metres social distancing guidelines. President Doug added “We are also hoping to add further measures to safeguard the well being of our citizens and those who will be looking to get back to work. This is not going to be a sprint but a marathon”

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