Haiti Earthquake

I attended a meeting of The Rotary Club of Bury today and the members unanimously agreed to make a donation of £1,000 towards helping to relieve the terrible distress and suffering of the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. Sadly, I hear this afternoon that a further aftershock has happened and with so many buildings already weakened this will only serve to increase the scale of this terrible disaster.

I attended a meeting of the Men’s Group at Bolton Road Methodist Church on Saturday where I gave a brief address and answered questions on a wide variety of questions ranging from the influence of the press to voting reform.

Update on Sue’s injured hand. Unfortunately, the hand swelled up overnight on Saturday and whilst at church on Sunday morning those who were experienced in matters medical suggested we return to the hospital. So straight after lunch we went back to Fairfield and the triage nurse immediately removed the bandage and after Susan had been seen by the doctor she was sent home with her arm in a sling. The swelling has since gone down and Sue is no longer using the sling but her thumb is still not operational. It is painful and inconvenient but my frequently used saying that there is always someone who is worse off than yourself has been graphically proved by the dramatic events in Haiti.