Early in the lockdown, and thanks to the tremendous generosity of the public at the club’s Morrisons Christmas collections, Worksop Rotary Club donated £300 to the Bassetlaw Food Bank and they were delighted to receive letters of thanks from the staff there.
The charity guarantees that every single item of food donated will go back into the Bassetlaw community to help those who for a variety of reasons are experiencing food poverty. Many families across the Bassetlaw district are living in difficult circumstances, with some children going hungry, which is not acceptable. These families are working hard but maybe on zero contracts or the minimum wage, which makes their lives chaotic and difficult for them to live above the poverty line.
Although Rotary members have not met in person since March 2020 they are keeping in touch online and by telephone. Rotary District Office and Rotary International are sending out useful information and guidance along with regular newsletters.
President Ken Thompson has regaled members with his weekly online updates too. The VE Day celebrations reminded the club just what can be achieved by nations pulling together to defeat a common enemy – in this case coronavirus. Sir Captain Tom’s efforts have demonstrated the truly amazing outcomes an individual can achieve.