ROTARY + LOCAL BUSINESS IS DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MASSIVE NEW FOODBANK SUPPORT
A regional Rotary (District 1220) foodbank delivery scheme is up and running, delivering one hundred and fifty thousand food items to people in need in the next eight weeks across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. Driven by Rotarians and the drive and generosity of East Midlands Chamber member - international haulage firm Taylors Transport.
Explains Rotary’s co-ordinator John Cavey: “We could see a huge and growing need for foodbanks and we in Rotary are committed to helping meet that need.
From our own charity funds, we have already allocated £35,000 to buy goods wholesale. Our plan is to extend that with another £60,000 by the end of July.
By then we hope many more businesses will see the benefit in what we are doing for some of the country’s most needy and become supporters of the scheme.”
Without warehousing and an effective distribution network, Rotary4foodbanks would not be able to operate on the scale that is needed to meet that growing demand. That’s where local businessman and long-time Rotarian, Alan Taylor, stepped in setting aside warehouse space and delivery vehicles. "Why wouldn’t you help when you see people in need?” Alan says. “Even though we work internationally we have always been rooted in the East Midlands and it is only right to give back to the community in which you are based. It is a philosophy which runs right through to the heart of the business.”
John Cavey said, “We are relying on the generosity of the public, Rotary Clubs, and businesses like Alan’s, to see us through.”
Anyone wanting to help in the programme - or foodbanks requiring Rotary4foodbanks - support can contact John Cavey at email@example.com or Tel: 07855 299443
To make a charitable donation to Chesterfield Scarsdale Rotary please follow the PayPal link, below. We will pass on any donations received either to Foodbanks or to our club's chosen charity beneficiaries. Please send us an email if you wish to let us know how you would wish us to allocate your donation. Many thanks in advance.
Donations to Local Charities this Rotary year 2019-2020
District Food banks £750 Mayor’s charity £200 Indian School Appeal £100 Brain Tumour Research £100
Donations to International Charities this Rotary year 2019-2020
Foundation UK £3,440 Foundation UK (Crocuses) £540
Purple for Polio
Spring 2018 - Crocus bulbs in bloom outside of Ashgate Hospice
The photograph shows the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield illuminated in purple, on 24 October 2018, World Polio Day. Saint Thomas' Church on Chatsworth Road and the St Johns Ambulance Building on Derby Road, were also lit up in purple. Thanks to the churches, the St Johns and all who helped over the 3 days.