Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 have been running stories about those businesses/organisations out there helping out in the community since the beginning of the COVID-19 situation.
We have recently learned that Mansfield Rotary Club are out in force helping as much as they can. Here are just a few of their contributions:
So far, they have made donations to the following organisations to ensure that our vulnerable residents get the support they need:
- Salvation Army – £1000
- Mansfield Community Response Fund – £1000
- NIDAS – £500
- Sherwood Forest Food Bank (following an application to the Rotary4 Foodbanks campaign) – £1500
They have been working with Garibaldi School in Forest Town to deliver food parcels to the most disadvantaged people in the area.
The club have identified that there are 90 care homes in the Mansfield area and are possibly struggling with PPE in the way that the NHS are, so they are hoping to work with the Care Quality Commission to determine the fairest way to distribute any potential donations they may receive. They are particularly interested to hear from volunteers that are making visor protection. If you can help, please email Ella.
Following the social distancing measures put in place by the government, Mansfield Rotary Club felt that it would be important to form a small response team that could get help to those who needed it most as quickly as possible. This could be for those struggling to get out to do their shopping or in need of a little financial support to replace necessary equipment/ basic food supplies during this time. If any of our members are aware of someone who is in need of assistance then please get in touch with Stewart Rickersey.
Dr Cheryle Berry, previous District Governor – Rotary District 1220, and current member of Clay Cross Rotary Club, has ran a Marathon on her back garden to raise funds for St Johns Ambulance. She accomplished her goal, completing 210 laps of her garden in just 6 hours 4 minutes. You can donate to her campaign here.
We are sure our members will join us in sending a very heartfelt thank you to everyone involved for their efforts!