On Tuesday 21st March 2017, the club welcomed Rotarian Bruce Irvine from the Rotary Club of Easthampstead to give a talk on the Sand Dams Project. Bruce is a great enthusiast for Sand Dams and is the leading Rotarian in our District to promote this very worthwhile cause. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship earlier this year in recognition of his work in this field. Our club has supported the Sand Dams Project for three years donating a total of £1500 so far helping to build two Sand Dams and we intend to continue supporting it in the future. Bruce is collaborating with several other clubs to raise the money and is applying for matching grants from Rotary International to double or even triple the money. Sand Dams helps the poorest people in parts of Kenya devastated by drought. The project is changing lives for the better by improving the future prospects of families and whole communities there such as in Watuka Village. Sand Dams are an affordable way to enable rural dry-land communities to address hunger, poverty, conflict, change and land degradation creating green economic growth all at the same time.The Rotary Club of Bracknell is proud to be associated with this excellent initiative.