Reepham Rotary Club has succeeded in raising £5000 for EACH to provide urgently needed protection equipment for the safety of staff and patients at their three hospices.  This fund raising has been supported by a grant from Rotary International arranged with the help of Derek Rothwell, District Foundation Chair.
Like many other charities, the East Anglia Children’s Hospices have suffered financially from the current pandemic.  Many fund raising projects have been delayed and their shops have been unable to open until recently.  Income has fallen by £100,000 per month.
At the same time, Covid 19 has caused extra costs in looking after the youngsters and their families. This donation will cover the ‘scrubs’ which form the basis of staff protective equipment throughout their three hospices in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.  These cost £40-£50 per set.
Reepham Rotary has supported EACH for many years.  The Club identified an opportunity to submit a request to the Rotary International Disaster Relief Grant for needs arising from Covid 19.  This is one of only two such projects supported in East Anglia.
Tim Jenkins, Community Fund Raiser for EACH, in accepting the donation said  “This is a wonderful donation, and most timely.  We are very grateful for all the efforts Reepham Rotary have made on our behalf.”

Photo Louise Gower, Deputy Service Manager of EACH accepting a cheque for £5000 from Reepham Rotary President Tony Williams, with Tim Jenkins (left) and Rotary organiser Roy Sherlock.

Meetings

The Club normally meets on Monday evenings at 7 pm for 7.15 dinner at St Michael’s Church Hall.
Rotary visitors are welcome please contact reservations@reephamrotary.org.uk.
Members should apologise and book visitors only at reservations@reephamrotary.org.uk.

For the foreseeable future we are back to online meetings only. 

Next meetings

On June 14 we will have an update on the UEA Tiger Project which we have been supporting (on zoom).

On June 21 we will hear from tapestry expert Dr Agata Gomulka on how to furnish a Norman castle.

Future events

Our planned Summer Concert on 10 July has had to be postponed for another year as we cannot be certain that conditions will allow it to happen. However, our Food Festival is still set for 22 Aug, subject to progress against the virus.