Reaching out- to those in need
Our Christmas 2017 club project
‘’Members of the Rotary Club of Glossop want to send a huge message of thanks to everyone, who supported and donated items to their recent ‘Clothes for the Homeless’ appeal,
On a cold Saturday in November, members of the Club manned their Club gazebo in Norfolk Square to collect unwanted warm winter clothing for the homeless, as part of their Christmas and Winter initiative ‘Reaching out – to those in need’.
The result was staggering - and 4 days later club members delivered a transit van full of the goods collected from the appeal directly to Charities operating in Central Manchester, principally 'Street Treats', and 'The Barnabus Centre', in addition to supporting other organizations helping those in need.
Rotary Club President, Karen Rigg commented:
‘Such was the total volume of goods collected, we were able to support not only the two Manchester Charities, but were also able to share the items received with the Shire Hill Hospital appeal for clothes for the homeless, and also 'Out of the Ashes', a Charity run by Glossop Businessman Rod Howat and supporting children and the populace in Bosnia still suffering from the effects of the war that raged through former Yugoslavia in the 1990's.
Our Special thanks of support go to Mountain Warehouse outlet in Glossop who supplied ‘mountains’ of waterproof outerwear and footwear to our appeal, to Laura’s Coffee Shop on Henry Street for supplying hot drinks and cakes to the Club members on a cold afternoon, to Practical Car & Van Hire for help with the big transit van to transport all the donated items to Manchester, and to Lisa Ashton (CEO of Winnie Mabaso Foundation) for giving up time in her busy diary and taking the time to come and help us with the collection.
But of course our grateful thanks go to all the members of the public who came and donated items and supported the Rotary Club with their Christmas initiative.’
Karen continued, ‘This year we wanted to do something practical and humanitarian at Christmas and to reach out to others. The Rotary Organisation is about being for communities, helping to change peoples’ lives and making a difference to peoples’ lives. We would like to think that our Christmas initiative and our involvement helps to keep a lot of people warmer and drier this Christmas and will make a real difference to those far less fortunate than ourselves.’
You can view images of the days collection and donations by clicking the link -