Our gesture for Christmas this year was to provide "kettle food" items for the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded people who are so capably helped by the Glasgow Lodging House Mission. "Kettle food" includes packet or canned items that can be cooked easily in a saucepan (or kettle), or that don't even need cooking at all.
Our response was outstanding, surpassing what we did last year.
We delivered the following items to the Mission:
26 Pots of instant porridge
35 Cuppa Soups
36 Pot noodles
58 ring pull tins of meat and fish
65 Packets of mashed potatoes
94 tins of fruit
15 Jars of hot chocolate
25 boxes of instant coffee
18 jars of meat and fish paste
38 packets of biscuits/sweets/crisps
15 cartons of juice
35 Knitted woollen hats.
In addition, we made cash contributions from the Club and individual members of more than £500.
Club organiser Gordon Fairbrother said: "This is simply an amazing effort from our Rotary club and makes me proud to be a member of such a caring and giving organisation."
Claire Herbert, the Chaplain of LHM, is passionate about her work and sends her thanks to our club for taking an interest in LHM's activities.
more This year's Treasure Trail Challenge is in aid of three local charities: Glasgow Lodging House Mission; Glasgow Active Schools Programme; and Street Soccer Scotland.
more We, together with our friends in the R.C. of Saalfelden, support this charity which helps young cancer patients and funds research into cancers affecting those aged between 13 and 24
more We are working with Coordinator Grant Allison (above) and the Glasgow Active Schools programme to help the most disadvantaged children in primary schools to participate in professionally supervised physical activities.
more We made a donation to the Glasgow Children's Hospital on 22nd November after listening to a moving talk by Sine Ward
more Our Club helps to keep Exhibition railway station looking pretty through a continuous programme of planting colourful flowers and weeding.
more Our donation to Glasgow resident Christopher Flyvbjerg (left, in photo)enabled him to go to Tanzania under Operation Raleigh.
more Every year, with some financial support from the Kilmun Trust, we arrange a holiday for a needy family
more Past member Jean Scott left a legacy of Â£1,000 for the Club to use for helping young people. We used it to help to create a fruit and vegetable garden in Hillhead Primary School
more The winning team from Antonine Primary School, with Club President Trevor Graham.
more Rotary in great Britain and Ireland supports youth competitions
more The winners of the 2020 Hillhead Primary School's Citizenship awards were Zachary Adams and Shirin Shahralie-Farahani. No photos this year due to the coronavirus.
back See our other pages for more information about some of our varied activities within the community and our contributions to charities.