Kiwanis International stage a second Croydon meeting, May 18

Kiwanis Croydon will be holding a second meeting tomorrow, when the guest speaker will be Emmanuel Botchway, the founder of My Fitability, a service that delivers exercise programmes for all members of the community.

According to Botchway, “disability doesn’t have to affect your Fitability”.

The My Fitability programme is fully endorsed by Croydon Council as Botchway works closely with a variety of charities within the borough to help reduce isolation and feelings of depression, to manage weight and feeling of lethargy while building confidence and enhanced levels of fitness for some of the most vulnerable members of society.

Tomorrow evening’s event, at the CVA building on London Road in West Croydon, will follow a more regular format for a Kiwanis meeting, with the guest speaker, a little bit of entertainment, and a quick overview of the Kiwanis Club purpose for those that missed the previous meeting.

Kiwanis International is an organisation where members volunteer to improve their communities, make lifelong friendships, and, most importantly, help children thrive. Many Kiwanis branches follow the 3-2-1 concept: three hours of service, two hours of social activity and a one-hour meeting each month.

Kiwanis annually raises more than £79.6million worldwide and dedicate more than 18.5million hours to strengthen communities and help children. They are now looking to establish a branch in Croydon, and this week’s event is the second meeting towards that end.

One of the organisers, said, “By the close of our meeting we hope to select a small interim committee that will aid in the establishment of a thriving club in Croydon. As we endeavour to do our little bit in ‘Serving the Children of the World’ through community service and volunteerism we look forward to the new friendships that will be built and the positive news stories that will burst through from across the borough or Croydon as we all work together.”

For more information on Kiwanis, click here

And for details of tomorrow night’s meeting and to sign up to attend, visit the Eventbrite page here


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