Jeff Thorpe


Our Club Director for International Projects is Jeff Thorpe. Over the past two years the club has donated funds to assist in the building of two new schools in rural areas of Timor Leste.

Last year the school was situated at Budin and this consists of two classrooms and toilet block. School furniture was sourced from Donations in Kind and an anonymous doner gave funds for a basketball court.
The children have assisted in a kitchen garden and are now reaping and eating the crops.

In February 2023, the club donated funds towards the building of another school at Omelai. This is now complete and consists of a classroom, staffroom and toilet block. Being also more remote than Budin School, our club gave funds to buy a new motor cycle to be used  by the project manager. The terrain is difficult and more easily accessed by a motorcycle.

Spend it Well have given updates on the progress of the buildings.

During the last twelve months the club has donated funds for four Shelterboxes. This went to the disaster areas of Turkey and Syria following the destructive earthquakes.