In the September 2013 newsletter for Rotary International in Cumbria and Lancashire, District Governor, Kevin Walsh wrote about his visit to the Leyland Health Mela. He noted how “extremely impressed” he had been by the scale of the event and the effort the organisers had put in to make it a success.
Looking ahead to future melas, he said: “One of the key areas of focus for Rotary is the health and well being of communities locally and internationally and we should embrace (the health mela) approach to helping some of the more “hard to reach groups” in our communities get the support they need.
“I am looking forward to attending the next event on the Fylde Coast on the 5th October and would encourage Rotarians in the area to volunteer some of their time on the day. It’s a really good way of using our skills and expertise for the benefit of others in Vocational Service month.
“A further event is to be held in Preston next May but as part of our district wide defibrillator appeal I want to encourage Clubs to set up more of these Melas or Health Fairs in the rest of the District.”
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