Meeting Room £2100
Cottage Hospital £500
Epsom Hospital £2600
Shooting Star Hospice £500
PPE for Age Concern £75
PPE for the AMECA hospital we support in Malawi £2000
All in all we donated £ 10,343 during the period.
The money came from funds we had collected from the local community over the year to support our charities.
See the bench we donated to Epsom Hospital Staff
See our donation of the 5 Samsung tablets to the IT department of Epsom Hospital. Click here.
A MESSAGE FROM EPSOM ROTARY CLUB
As we all too well know almost all elements of our daily lives are being impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Rotary clubs are no different and there is no way we can continue ”business as usual”. But as all Rotary clubs and members often do in times of need, Epsom Rotary will continue to carry out activities that can best help the local community during these unprecedented times.
We are using our contacts within the locality, built up over many years, to help us understand what is required, whether it be cash or help in kind, and crucially for it to be targeted at the right areas. In these extraordinary times of social distancing we, like so many others, now hold regular Zoom meetings so we can review what we are doing and what needs to be done. On a lighter note we’ve even held a Zoom quiz which seemed to work well!
Reflecting the Rotary ethos of service above self individual Rotarians and partners of Rotarians made a public appeal for face and hand creams and lip balms to protect frontline workers from the damage caused by PPE and for scrub bags. Over 2000 creams/balms and several hundred scrub bags have been delivered to various parts of the Epsom and St Hellier Trust. Many thanks to all those within Rotary and the wider community who donated creams/balms and made scrub bags and to the organisers of the appeal. You have made a real difference.
We have donated £1500 to Epsom food bank and also £1000 specifically to Meeting Room, both for the covid-19 crisis. We are currently arranging for more equipment to be purchased by Epsom Rotary Club and donated and will post an update on this as soon a possible. There has also been an urgent need for face cream to help with the chafing caused by face masks so we have recently delivered to Epsom hospital some 40-50 jars of face cream.
We have held a number of fund-raising activities including a members’ “camp in” which raised just under £300 and an auction of a bottle of wine signed by the Prime Minister which raised £60; all the proceeds from which went to the NHS. Also, individual members of Epsom Rotary Club have like so many of us in the local community made personal donations to NHS frontline workers. Rotarians are also volunteering to help out in their neighbourhoods.
Over the following weeks and months Epsom Rotary Club will continue to help the local community in the most effective way it can. From time to time we will keep you informed about what we have done and what we are currently doing. If you would like to make a difference to the community but are not sure how to do it you might like to contact us about volunteering to help. You can email our Club President, Ronnie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. You might even consider joining us so to see more have a look at our website at www.epsomrotary.uk . Once again, many thanks for your support for what Epsom Rotary Club and other local community support groups are doing. Your help is so much appreciated by all our frontline workers and it does make a difference in the fight against Coronavirus.
Veronica (Ronnie) Smith
President of Epsom Rotary Club
We purchased PPE equipment and paid for testing for the clinical staff in the AMECA clinic in Malawi - COVID-19 will stretch their resources in the same way it has stretched the NHS.
Foodbank are running desperately low on a variety of items
They have no dried milk, tinned rice pudding or instant mashed potato.
They are low on UHT milk, pasta sauce, cooking sauces, tinned meat and tinned vegetables.
The appeal is to those who shop where there is a Foodbank collection point to kindly donate an item and if possible one of the items listed above.
We have donated money to Meeting Room
We have asked individual Rotarians to help with Help the Aged (Age Concern)
We are working with Central Surrey Voluntary Action
We are working with people in our own neighbourhoods to deliver food, pick up medicines etc
What's On in Epsom has produced useful list of links to COVID-19 related sites
Of course we are not currently meeting face to face, but we schedule regular Zoom conference calls on the Internet and use old fashioned means such as the telephone.
If you wish to help the community, please contact us and we can help put you in touch with the right people
more Help make the walled garden beautiful - Join our team!!
more Epsom Rotary and Ewell Rotary have teamed to use an allotment to help the local community
more A photo competition for the members of Scouting in Epsom and Ewell
more Epsom Rotary supports this local residents initiative
more At the annual bowls match the sun shone for Mike Waddilove
more Maria has items left from the Virtual Bring and Buy and she sold some at the Car Boot Sale
more Some of the best performers of Epsom and Ewell put together a programme for you to watch. Just log in to YouTube with the supplied link and prepare to be amazed! Free to watch, but donate to our charity collection if you wish!
more Details of the support group for the Old Moat Garden Centre
more The Centre have plans to upgrade/expand their facilities and the plan is for us to help in their walled garden, with restoration work
more AMECA is an organisation which specialises in heathcare support in Malawi. It is run by Ruthie Markus, an Epsom Rotarian.
more Every year Epsom Rotary supports Meeting Room. This year we have done even more for them
more Here is some news about the COVID crisis and what Epsom Rotary did to help
more A talk about how Gin became a staple of the English diet
more Maria Anstiss Mike Waddilove and Chris Shortt have taken part in community litter picks.
more If you have discovered things you don't need in the Lockdown and you want tto donate them to charity, consider our virtual Bring and Buy. Click on Details to see the link to our Group Page
more The winners have been announced of Epsom Rotary's Young Artist Competition
more Epsom Rotary donated 100 packages of soothing creams and balms to the nurses at Epsom Hospital
more Winners have been announced - click Details
more A team of nine eager volunteers helped out at the Walled Garden
more Sunnybank Trust and Epsom and Ewell Rotaries visited St Ebba's to bring a festive spirit to the residents.
more Epsom Rotary has supported The Meeting Room for many years. It is an organisation that runs daytime drop-in centres for homeless, socially isolated and vulnerable people living within our local community.
more A COVID restricted collection time this year. But you can still donate via JustGiving - see below.
more Maria ran a tabletop sale outside St Martin's Church to raise money for Rotary Charities
more The Old Cottage hospital needed more refrigerated storage for flu vaccines so we stepped in to help
more Murder in the Alps a huge success
more Ewell Rotary, Best of Epsom and Epsom Rotary laid wreaths at the War Memorial in Ashley Road Epsom
more Well Done to Winner (John Goddard source), Andyru ( Anne Richardson source) and Laura and Elsie (Julie Morris source) for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the race. Winner came 98th in the overall UK race - so well done again!
more Brilliant Quiz night with our friends from Chantilly, France. Epsom Rotary and Epsom and Ewell Town Twinning met with the Rotary Club of Chantilly and the Jumelage of Chantilly for a Franco-British quiz.
more Epsom Rotary organised a fund raising page on Just Giving to buy buckets and soap for Malawi. We raised over £2000.
more A great educational evening about Gin and Tonic with three gins to try
more Clive Richardson was inducted as President of Epsom Rotary over Zoom on June 25th 2020
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