The Epsom and Ewell Foodbank have provided over 4,700 three day emergency food supplies in 2020. Ewell Rotary were supporting the Foodbank before the outbreak of Covid 19 but sent additional funds to purchase more food as the number of people using the Foodbank increased significantly.
The Rotary Club of Ewell support NESCOT in many ways during normal times, several Rotarians serve on the Board of Governors, we support awards and prizes and have helped students with interview skills. When Covid broke out we were able to purchase a laptop for a student who was shielding on health grounds, enabling them to continue with their studies online
The Rotary Club of Ewell has members of all ages, whilst some are retired a large number still work (often more than one job). Rotarian John B is a Disc Jockey in his spare time and to brighten the spirits of local residents on VE Day he played war time songs in his street, by 8pm there were about 70 neighbours dancing in the street. John had already set up a What’s App Group for his street early in the lockdown by posting a pamphlet to over 60 houses asking if they needed help during lockdown. He set up a shopping system with his neighbour and arranged priority shopping with his local supermarket and shopped for several households who were shielding. The messages of thanks to John were heart-warming, they expressed their joy and happiness and said that he really had brought people together. One of his neighbours gave £100 which was donated to the Foodbank.
The Rotary Club of Ewell want to thank the NHS for their continued effort in fighting this crisis and caring so well for their patients. One of our Rotarian’s wives was admitted to Epsom Hospital with COVID 19 and because of the skill and dedication of the staff at Epsom General Hospital soon returned home.
We will continue our support of the local community during this dreadful crisis. You can help support our local and international fundraising via the link below:Thank you.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Rotary Club of Ewell please contact Maureen Kilminster.
At the Rotary Club of Ewell Rotary you will find a lively club with over 30 members. Together we support both local and international charities. We also react to global disasters such as floods and earthquakes but just as importantly offer support and friendship to each other and to our wider community.
Our 30+ members enjoy debates, quizzes, speakers and other entertainment. We believe that the club must be happy and healthy to be able to serve others with enthusiasm. So our full program has a balance of activities which are purely for enjoyment and activities which serve others less fortunate than us.
The Rotary Motto is ‘Service above self’ whilst the objects are:
If you would like to know more about the Rotary Club of Ewell, please browse our website, if you are interested in joining us please contact Maureen Kilminster
|President: Andrew Heard
Secretary: Margaret Martin
| Treasurer: Rik Page
| Membership: Maureen Kilminster
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