Due to the current on going advice and in the interests of public health and safety we have now cancelled all our physical meetings and events until further notice. However we are holding weekly zoom meetings and our committees meet monthly.
Clearly at the moment our activities are limited and we are constantly monitoring the situation in the light of government advice. Our advisory board, executive and service committees are now holding zoom meetings so that we can manage the club.
Our short term focus is on helping deprived areas of our community specifically with respect to food poverty and we are supporting local foodbanks with donations.
We are specifically supporting Business for Youth and their excellent Sunflower Lunch Project.
Some of our members are donating their weekly lunch dues and to date we have donated to St Helen's Hope Centre who run the Earlestown Food bank, The Bridge at Leigh who provide a food delivery service for Lowton and Golborne, The Newton Community Fridge as part of the Helping Hands Scheme and Ashton Churches Together with a £100 voucher kindly donated by COSTCO
In another project we have supported a PPE initiative along with Rotary clubs in Bolton, Tameside, Wigan and Salford to provide masks and visas to voluntary non-profit care homes and hospices. The project which was run by District involved ordering and then distributing 5,000 fluid repellent 3 ply sterile masks plus 500 protective visors.
Part of our club service area includes Lowton and Golborne which are within Wigan MBC and therefore covered by this project so we will have helped care homes and hospices in these areas to obtain vital PPE supplies.
We know that in these uncertain times planning for future events is proving very difficult but once we get a clearer picture please let us know and we look to support the community as we have done in the past.
We will also keep you informed of all the projects we get involved in and from June onwards we have added specific pages relating to those projects.
In the meantime please stay safe.
Now with the long dark winter coming to an end,hopefully the easing of the lockdown will mean that we can start planning our activities going forward. We continue to support food poverty initiatives but we are now also looking at computers for students and mental issues also for students. We will continue to update our website and other social media feeds to keep you informed.
Member of the Executive Team