Epworth and Belton Good Neighbours

Rotary and local volunteer organisations set up group to help in times of need

A partnership has emerged between Rotary and other voluntary and trade organisations working in the area: specifically Belton Parish Council, Epworth Town Council, North Lincs County Council, the local Churches, the Isle of Axholme Local Produce Group and the Isle of Axholme Covid 19 Support Group. We’ve partnered to form  ‘Epworth and Belton Good Neighbours’. Effectively, we’re a volunteer force that will  help out vulnerable people in this time of need. Rotary was tasked with creating a leaflet which provided essential information to all the households in the area. Nick Munday designed the leaflet and it will be posted out over the next couple of days. I’m now working on a list of protocols for local volunteers that they will need when carrying out work in the community. When the Coronavirus crisis emerged we knew that the Rotary year wouldn’t progress as we had imagined, but by reacting with appropriate urgency to events  and working with others, our club is determined to uphold the Rotary motto of ‘service above self’.