Throughout the pandemic, members of the Rotary club of Rushcliffe have been busy supporting community projects. These include:
Food Banks. Members have collected food from various shops and warehouses and delivered it to local Food Banks for distribution. This commitment has been ongoing for 9 months and some weeks over 1,000kg of food has been collected and delivered. Members have also have been busy distributing food parcels and hot meals to those in need.
The Friary. The club has organised working parties to clear, clean and refurbish buildings at the West Bridgford site.
Keyworth Show. Members played a small but important part in the success of the Show by monitoring entries to the Village Hall Car Park and to the showground.
Litter. Members have joined with village volunteers for a regular monthly litter pick around Keyworth.
Donations. Not only have members actively participated in community service but, due to money generously donated by the public at Christmas, the club has been able to offer financial support to other groups serving the local community including Advice Centres, Food Banks and First Responders.
Donations have also been made to charities researching Prostate Cancer, Meningitis and Alzheimer’s. The last donation was made following a request from a local student organising a team of fellow university students to relay swim across the Channel. Not only did they succeed but did so in the fastest time achieved so far this year!
The club is keen to attract new members so if you’d like to learn more about Rushcliffe Rotary, you can find us on Facebook or visit our website. Alternatively, if you’d like an informal chat about the club, please contact Kip Herrington on 0115 937 5397.