Marlow Rotary Clubs collect for Ukraine
The Rotary Clubs of Marlow and Marlow Thames joined forces last Saturday, 26 March, to hold a street collection in aid of the Ukraine. During the day, 26 Rotarians and friends filled one-hour slots and collected over £4,000 from generous Marlovians and visitors to the town.
After adding gift aid, the Clubs will be donating over £5,000 to the International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals. This world-wide group of largely Rotary doctors has members in both the Ukraine as well as neighbouring countries. The Fellowship has established a supply chain from the UK and Poland that sources medicines and medical equipment and delivers them to those hospitals and clinics that report urgent needs, and it therefore complements the wider work of the WHO.
Our collection took place on a weekend when the WHO reported that hospitals and health-care facilities seemed to be particularly targeted by Russian forces. It also reported that more medical supplies were required to deal with wounds and trauma caused by explosive devices.
More information on the Fellowship is available on its website – www.rotaryhealthprofessionals.org. The WHO regularly publishes External Situation Reports which provide detailed information on this horrific crisis in the Ukraine.