BOURNE ROTARY CLUB HELPING IN THE COMMUNITY
Here at the Rotary Club of Bourne, we have been affected, like everyone else by the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic but have maintained being as active as we can whilst we are unable to meet as normal and be out and about in the community.
We have resorted to meeting in the virtual world using the new format of Zoom which is a new experience to us all. Whilst our first attempt left a few of us stranded with blank screens, we are now getting used to it.
As part of the community we have been looking to see how we can help both those less fortunate and also help our NHS is this time of crisis.
One of the first priorities to consider was that of helping the less fortunate and it was agreed to make an initial donation of £1000 to the Bourne Foodbank which was undertaken at the beginning of the crisis.
Then our thoughts turned to how we could help in the local community with regard to health and our colleagues in the NHS.
We contacted the Hereward Group Practice in Bourne to see how we could help and they advised us that they needed certain critical items due to the present circumstances in the practice. These consisted of medical uniforms for protection, non contact thermometers and also adult and paediatric oximeters which instantly measure the levels of oxygen in the blood and indicate if the lungs are working correctly linking low levels to possible coronavirus and any other lung dysfunctions.
The members of the Rotary Club of Bourne all agreed to provide £500 for this cause from our funds and an approach was made to our Rotary Foundation who also provided a further £500 as a grant from their resources.
Hopefully, this sum of £1000 will go some way to help in this present crisis and keep those that need care getting the full benefit from this donation.