What we have tried to do in response to these uncertain times.
CoVid Response by Plympton Rotary
Life for us all since March has been surreal to say the least.
Many of us faced lockdown restriction and the pandemic interrupted daily life for us all and put paid to many events over the summer and beyond.
Here at Plympton Rotary we have had to adapt like so many, but we have not let Covid stop us from helping YOU, our community.
We have managed to keep meeting each week – albeit via online meetings – but these have brought new opportunities for us and have seen us make many new friends from all around the world.
At the start of lockdown, we instigated here in Plymouth the “Teddies Together Trail” – enabling a sort of treasure hunt for children whilst undertaking their permitted daily exercise.
We have teamed up with Plymouth Bike Hire at Coypool and have a scheme in place for low income families with children at one of the many Plympton primary schools to borrow bicycles – again enabling children to get some form of exercise.
In recent weeks, we have provided the Plympton Foodbank, based at St Mary’s Church Hall with a financial contribution of £1,000 which will help them keep their stocks up having seen unprecedented demand.
Still at St Mary’s Church Hall, we have also seen the second of our publicly accessible defibrillators go live – providing a much needs and vital potential life saving piece of equipment for the local community to make use of should the need arise.
Our Club President’s main charity this year is Woodside Animal Trust, and although some of our activities have had to be postponed, throughout August we have an online “Virtual” bucket collection taking place. Details of this can be found on our Facebook page.
Social distancing allowing, we are hoping to be able to undertake a beach clean at Bovisand on 19th September and members are also starting to make plans for our annual Christmas collections – including back up plans should we not be able to undertake our usual street collections.
Please follow our Facebook page for more details on our meetings - which have had some great speakers – and also our upcoming events.