Welcome to the Rotary Club of Wickford

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President Jackie with Lois and Charles with a parent

Rotary in the Community

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Welcome to Rotary in Wickford! 

President Chris Bushell says:

A great big thanks to all who helped us with our recent street collection in Wickford High Street, in aid of the UK Flood Appeal. As a result of your kind donations we were able to send £1420 to aid the communities affected by the recent flooding.

The Rotary Clubs in the flood hit areas of the UK have often been first getting in and helping the local community in practical ways. In Somerset for instance  local Rotarians made visits to assess the need for support and reported back to the Civil Contingencies unit for them to determine the aid needed. In addition Rotarians have offered accommodation to  those displaced, sourced dry feed for livestock,  helping with shopping and recovering  cars and  so on.

 

Despite Government promises of financial help to the affected areas  there still remains the task of the repair, refurbishment or replacement of community facilities damaged by the floods and maybe will not be considered for funding by the government.

 This is an unusual role for Rotary as our appeals for financial donations are usually for countries overseas but again it shows what a generous bunch of people Wickford residents are.”

 Find out about Rotary for Communities

 

 Welcome to new members

Rotary Wickford welcomes Kelvin Williams and Keith Wood into the club and they are looking forward to joining in the many activities we have going on in the Club

 

This Close to ending Polio 

Meanwhile, find out about how  Rotary is ensuring we are This Close to ending Polio

Other projects supported by The Rotary Club of Wickford during the last year are:

St. Lukes Hospice £2,573.38 Jazz On a Summer Evening 2012

Wickford Talking Newspaper £500

Kosovo Schools Project – delivering aid and school equipment; read a blog from one of the convoys

Mary’s Meals - Burns Night £2,500 (Feeds 240 children for a year) and backpacks for school children

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research proceeds from our Firework display - £7,568.06

Salvation Army Christmas parcels for the needy £1,600

Assistance provided for Light-up Wickford

Essex Air Ambulance - Christmas Sleigh Collections - £5339.74

Crays Hill War Memorial £800

Scouts and Guides Gang Show support £250

Youth Speaks prizes £175

Assistance given to Marie Curie Supermarket collections £1012.24

Cystic Fibrosis (Race Night) £1395.52

Primary School Dictionaries £1335.20

Young Carers Barge trip £2,000 pledged

 

If you would like to know more about Rotary, contact us at:

Website www.wickfordrotary.org.uk

Email info@wickfordrotary.org.uk

Telephone: Lee Baxter 

Chair Membership Services 07887 955527 leebaxter123@hotmail.com

 

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