Since the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been approved we have of course al been waiting for the day when it would start being deployed among the population. And this weekend that waiting finally stopped.
The NHS set up a Vaccination Centre at the Nevendon Community Centre over two days, administering the vaccine to the over 80s and most vulnerable in the town. A wonderful pre-Christmas present for our older neighbours.
And so it was that Rotary was contacted to see if we could help manage the traffic on the site, as people arrived for timed slots to receive the vaccine. Not an easy task for two reasons: a) this is the time of the years when a lot of our active members are tied up in taking the Sleigh around the streets of the town and b) because a large proportion of our members are in that older category where they themselves are shielding or very vulnerable.
However, with the help of our Honorary Members and Friends of the Club, we were able to pull together sufficient of a team to keep the vehicular areas of the site clear and moving, making sure people were parked safely and ensuring the safety of our older residents in traversing the car park and surrounding areas.
For a lot of Saturday and for a short while on Sunday this became a task of queue management, as large numbers of people arrived, but by the end of the day all who came passed through the site safely.
Many thanks to the Members and Friends who were able to help on this occasion.
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more Santa says thank you for making his visit to Wickford so successful!
more Thanks to the local businesses sponsoring our Sleigh Collections this year; Thanks to you all!
more After a chance conversation with an employee, Vanitorials MD Dave Clark leapt at the opportunity to help a local charity with its efforts
more Sadly Guy Fawkes won't be visiting Wickford this year. It is with great sadness that we have to announce that we won't be able to hold the Fireworks Spectacular this year. But we still have a target!
more We hope you enjoy these photos of past fireworks displays!
more Despite the current situation we've managed to get a quiz together, and the feedback was very positive!
more John Bolton 1934-2014
more Santa came back to Wickford briefly this week to make sure that the money you donated got to be used
more After a worrying start, the fireworks display really lived up to its name!
more Santa really loved coming to Wickford this year and would like to say thank you to all the lovely people he met. Sorry he couldn't get to see you all, but hopes to see more of you again next year!
more Just to say thank you to the sponsors of the event; have a look and see how they helped us!!
more Wickford Co-op store gives money from it's Community Fund to Wickford Rotary
more The annual Jazz on a Summer evening event this year was a real wow!
more Well, that got your attention! No we didn't win the race, but we won lots of hearts!
more It's not all fundraising you know! Some of our members went for a cruise on the River Crouch
more A really great night with the Sid Bolan Band!
more Santa's visit to Wickford was a lot of fun again this year, and he thanks everyone who came to visit
more A brilliant night at the Wickford Fireworks Spectacular in the Memorial Park!
more Music amplifies everything it touches. It can turn a field into a festival, a bar into a dancefloor and a job into a passion. So it’s important that we stand up for music by protecting those that make it.
more Some members of Rotary Wickford recently visited Sailability
more Wickford Rotary members made a special visit to St Luke's with a generous donation of £3,555 which is being used to buy specialist equipment for the Hospice
more Wickford Rotary recently welcomed many visitors to Hyde Hall for the annual Jazz on a Summer Evening
more For the first time Wickford Rotary entered a soapbox in the Billericay Rotary Soapbox Derby; and this was the result!!
more Members of the Rotary Club of Wickford visit St Luke's Hospice to see how the proceeds of a donation has been used
more Santa visited Wickford again this year and he was overjoyed to see so many children welcome him
more In anticipation of this years event on Nov 4, have a look at some photos from last year's display - brilliant!
more Our intrepid daffodils!
more At their weekly club meeting on the 19th January 2017 the Rotary Club of Wickford presented £10,000.00 to J's Hospice, which improves the lives of those living in Essex aged 16-40 with life limiting and life threatening conditions
more RAMSDEN CRAYS WAR MEMORIAL COMPLETED
more Rotary Club of Wickford celebrate their 55th Anniversary September 2013
more Presentation of Paul Harris fellowship to Rotarian Frank Harris member of the Rotary Club of Wickford
more Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship award to Rotarian Tim Kadesh member of the Rotary Club of Wickford
more The Object of Rotary
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