LOCAL Rotary clubs have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by helping provide funds to locally source and supply urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front line workers at 120 Care Homes and 20 Hospices.
Normally Newton and Distric Rotary Club, who cover the Culcheth area, would be preparing to display their wares and socialize with the public at Culcheth Community Day and other local carnivals which are now cancelled due to the advent of Covid 19.
Responding to this crisis, 23 Rotary Clubs in the surrounding area have contributed £6000 to locally source and supply urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front line workers at 120 Care Homes and 20 Hospices. Despite a shortage of PPE, the Carers bravely continue to care for their vulnerable Clients.
Rotarian Bernard Groom said: “These people deserve our greatest admiration and applause.
“There is concern that movement restrictions will jeopardize much of our work here with local charities and good causes. Additionally, Rotary projects abroad are at risk, particularly the final push towards the eradication of polio in more remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan where the last few cases have been reported. This cause has seen 260,000 volunteers vaccinate nearly 2 billion children, an essential process which has so far cost over $600 million. These restrictions also affect many Rotary medical initiatives like the “Gift of Life” bringing free heart surgery to more than 2000 children; Tuberculosis screening in the Philippines; the Indian Van & Bicycle team giving AIDS education, and other such projects where need or a cause has been identified.”
Rotary is a force for good. Here at home, we may be able to assist your cause or charity. Why not call Bernard Groom – 01925 733893 or find Newton & District Jubilee Rotary Club on Facebook, Twitter, or on the Rotary District 1285 website. Like helping others? Why not become a Rotarian yourself and bring your particular skills to this international movement.