During July two young people from Romania spent two weeks in Britain, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Saddleworth.
Gàbor Maak and Tünde Szekely, from near Cluj-Naponica, were chosen by their school to come to learn about Britain, thus continuing an association between the school and Saddleworth Rotarians that has now been going on for around twenty years.
In the following days fellow Rotarians took them to visit places of interest, including Llandudno, Goathland Station (the setting for a scene in the Harry Potter films), York and Whitby.
The main part of their visit was to an International Camp at Petty Pool, Northwich, sponsored by Rotary Districts 1280 and 1050.
Here they met with sixteen other youngsters, from a total of nine countries. A varied programme of activities included climbing, gorging, and karting, as well as visits to Chester and the Isle of Man.
After nine days at the camp with their new friends, it was clear that many life-long friendships had been established, as there were many tears when they finally parted.
After a final night with Mike and Doreen, they flew back home to Romania on 30th July.
If you would like to see more photographs, please visit the Saddleworth Club’s website at https://www.tsrc.co.uk/