Borderland’s Big Macmillan Coffee event in September created some fun and, raised £550 for them.
Not every idea planned works out, but most do.
24th December - President Cathy & David with Justin & Sherie Soper delivered 30 reheatable Christmas Day meals from the Wynnstay Hotel on behalf of the Oswestry Foodbank to families in Pant, Chirk & Oswestry. (We found the weather really wet! but it was worth it just to see the smiles and thanks from the families after another tough year).
16th December - Father Christmas visited 'Our Lady & St Oswalds Catholic Primary School' with his Reindeer helper, to deliver his Christmas message and presents to the students. (Justin & Sherie Soper were in costume to do this for the Club).
9th December - President Cathy, Harry & Sherie presented a £350 cheque to Heather Bache at the League of Friends, Orthopaedic Hospital from the proceeds of the Club's “Book & Bottle” stall in August.
Fri. 30th September - Oswestry Centre - Macmillan Coffee Morning raised £550
Mon. 30th August - Ellesmere - "Mere Mile" Swim - Marshalling and Collections
Sat. 7th August - Gobowen - "Festival in the Field" - Book & Bottle Stall raised £350
Sat. 31st July - Oswestry Market - Childrens Books & DVD Stall
Fri. 18th June - Litter picking in partnership with Oswestry Town Council
Borderland Rotary provide a secondhand bookstall at the Derwen College Fete and a bottle tombola at the Summer Fete organised by the League of Friends of the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital, Gobowen.
Other sales of secondhand Books in Oswestry took place in July and August.
Oswestry Food Bank is given finanial and practical support by Borderland Rotary. This support included the delivery of Christmas trees and hot meals on Christmas eve.
We have been able to support Oswestry Food Bank, Oswestry and Shrewsbury Crucial Crew, Friends of the Victoria Centre, Derwen College, Hope House Childrens Hospice, Disabled Swimming Club, Library Homework Club and many, many more.
Borderland Rotary provide helpers for the annual Disabled Games, held each September. We take responsibility for the tennis activity and members are always impressed by how participants respond to a new challenge and the chance to acquire a new skill.
Practical support is given to the Oswestry and Shrewsbury Crucial Crew by members acting as marshalls and chaperones. Approximately 1500 young people, in their final year at primary school, spend a day at the event at Nescliffe Training Camp, where they attend scenarios designed to equip them with the life-skills for the future. The event takes place over two weeks in June/July each year, but because of Covid, it was reduced to an element of distance learning in 2020 and 2021. For 2022, Borderland Rotary donated £500.
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