Local Rotary Clubs support charities through pandemic

Local Rotary Clubs support charities through pandemic

Local Rotary Clubs support charities through pandemic

In the year since the first lockdown began, local rotary clubs have donated over £25,000 for the benefit of local food-banks and similar charities in the North East Lincolnshire and Louth areas.

The pandemic has seen an unprecedented demand put on to all of the local food charities as well as local support organisations including Women’s Aid, Harbour Place and the Salvation Army.

Fundraising has also been restricted, so in lieu of the meal they would usually have if rotary clubs were able to open, members at Grimsby, Grimsby Havelok, Cleethorpes and Louth have been encouraged to donate to local charities.

These funds, together with other donations from friends and contributions from the local rotary district have benefitted various local charities.

The Rock Foundation, We Are One Foundation, Grimsby Food Kitchen, the Salvation Army and St. Peters Church Hall food-bank, Women’s Aid and Harbour Place have all received donations.

In the Louth area, donations were made to the Louth Community Larder, Salvation Army Louth and the Neighbours Kitchen Louth.

John Clark President of the Rotary Club of Grimsby said:

“We would like to thank all of the people who have supported the local Rotary Clubs over the years.

“All of the clubs have missed their engagement with the public, be it at our Christmas supermarket collections, our litter picking or our other fundraising activities.

“The Covid 19 pandemic has affected us all, but especially the most vulnerable within our local communities.

“Through our fundraising activities we have been able to help some of those in need. We will continue to need the generous support of the local people in the future to improve the lives of the most needy in our community.”

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