The Club made a £250 donation to local homeless charity, Emmaus, to help them to continue with its valuable work in the local community.Details
The Club presented a cheque for £100 & a Rotary Hero Award to Ella Warhurst of Mossley. She has raised funds for the NHS by selling homemade loom bands, stress balls & colouring packs. Ella has donated the money to Tameside Hospital's scanner appeal.Details
Eight local charities benefitted from the Club's annual Dragon's Den event.Details
The Club had a tremendous response to a plea for donations of Easter Eggs and fruit and veg to distribute to local children whose families are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic and also to seniors in the communityDetails
Thousands of masks and visors have been delivered to care homes and hospices in the North West due to collaborative funding from 20 Rotary Clubs, including Dukinfield and Stalybridge.Details
The Club held its first award ceremony on 12th November 2020 to recognise those in our local communities who have gone above and beyond to support people during the pandemic.Details
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In response to a request from schools to help provide stocking fillers for children whose families were unable to afford presents, the Club arranged a collection of toys and gifts from members, friends and the local communities. The response was amazing and a huge number of items were received, enabling the Club to make sure that all children had presents to open on Christmas Day.
In recent times the handover of the chain of office to the new President has been celebrated at a local restaurant but the current pandemic called for a rethink. As Steve Gilligan, the 2019/20 President is steward of Ashton Golf Club he arranged for the handover to take place at the 18th hole and complied with social distancing rules by presenting the chain of office at the end of a flag! Judi was of course careful to spray the chain with sanitiser before touching it which caused much amusement when the film of the ceremony was viewed by the Club at the handover zoom meeting. Thanks goes to member Brendan Lomas for arranging the event. Certainly one for the history books.
Although we're a small Club we're doing all we can to deliver a big impact across Dukinfield and Stalybridge. Since lockdown started Club members have been busy volunteering their time and talents to tackle the crisis brought on by Covid-19.
Members are supporting the local community in a wide variety of ways; for example, working in partnership with Action Together Tameside, which offers a range of support to strengthen communities in Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale (www.actiontogether.org.uk). Other examples are:
Our President Elect is linked in with Mind and Leap, making phone calls each week to support those who feel isolated and who would normally have a 'buddy' regularly spending time with them.
A past President is volunteering as an NHS Responder (www.goodsamapp.org/NHS) providing telephone support to a person who is isolating. A 'check in and chat' call can make all the difference to someone who is lonely at this time.
Another member is part of the Stalybridge Covid-19 helpline group, which is providing assistance 7 days a week picking up prescriptions and shopping or helping with signposting and telephone support to the most vulnerable in the community.
Our Club Treasurer is volunteering 6 days a week driving around 100 miles to deliver PPE made up at Bury Ambulance station by Community First Responders to main hub ambulance stations across the county for use by frontline ambulance crews.
Other members are supporting food relief, for instance, delivering leaflets to raise awareness of the local foodbank and volunteering at FareShare Greater Manchester. FareShare Greater Manchester (www.faresharegm.org.uk) is a leading member of one of the UK's leading food charty, FareShare.
Thu, May 13th 2021 7:30 pm
Review of the events of the year
Thu, May 20th 2021 7:30 pm
Meeting to discuss current and future projects and general matters
Thu, Jun 3rd 2021 7:30 pm
President Ian Cochrane and his team present their plans for the coming year
We meet on Thursdays at 19.30(Meetings are held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month. We are currently meeting by zoom. Our venue details will be published in due course.)
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