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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - CHSS March 2021
Raj Hamid who became an Associate member of Stonehaven Rotary Club a few months ago is owner of Carron to Mumbai and NuSpice restaurants in Stonehaven,
Since the start of the first lockdown, Raj and his team produced hundreds of meals for frontline health workers, the elderly and children, and gave them away for free because he saw the impact that these restrictions had on the most vulnerable members of our community. He said he saw it as his duty to reach out and offer the support he was able to, delivering free food from the restaurant and budgeting-in free shopping for the elderly as well.
Last summer, Raj received the Evening Express Aberdeen Champion’s award and the Community Spirit Award from Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action.
Another member of Stonehaven Rotary Club, Derek Sedge, owner of DMS Taxis has been working with Raj helping to deliver food to the elderly.
At Christmas time, Raj offered a free Christmas dinner for those who need it with his 5 daughters helping to hand out the meals. Now Raj and his family are helping children in the town by serving free cooked meals from the restaurant to children of all ages every Sunday with his 5 daughters helping to hand out the meals. Around 200-250 children have been turning up to collect a meal every Sunday.
Well done to Raj and Derek who are both having to work hard to keep their businesses going throughout the pandemic restrictions but who also want to support the community in these difficult times.
Two million Ruby Giant Purple crocus corms were available this year in batches of 4000 bulbs and these have all been bought by Rotary Clubs throughout the UK – including Stonehaven Rotary Club. Usually we involve the local schools in the crocus project but that was not possible this year because of COVID. So, it was up to us to get them planted!
We wanted them to make a splash of colour in the town adding to the colour of all the planting that the Stonehaven Horizon Project does. We all appreciate the work of this group to improve our town and we asked for their support to get them in. One place we wanted people to see them is at the Welcome stone at Stonehaven Station. The grounds of Kincardine Community Hospital was the other place to give the patients and dialysis unit users something to brighten their day.On Thursday 19 November, Rotary club members and Horizon volunteers met up to plant the crocuses. We are all looking forward to seeing them in the spring-something to look forward to next year. Thank you Horizon for your support!
Another Defibrillator for Stonehaven - November 2020
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