Rotary Club Recent Activities

The Rotary Club of Storrington and Pulborough District have been very active recently:
Here’s what they’ve been doing…

Distribution of Christmas Sacks to families in need

As part of its Community outreach service, the Rotary Club once again gave Christmas Sacks to local families in need at Christmas.

The Sacks were tailored to the needs of the recipient families brought to the Club’s attention by local agencies and gave a little cheer to those whose Christmas could have been very bleak otherwise. The Sacks, which included gifts, Christmas goodies, clothing and a Tesco cash voucher, were funded by many donations from kind local folk including some generous contributions.

Project coordinator Anne Fielding-Smith said: “Thanks to the generosity of so many people, we have been able to distribute 34 sacks – all being given to those less fortunate in our community. Thank you to all who contributed.”

Organisation of  a ‘Ladies that Boogie’ community concert in Sullington Parish Hall

50 local elderly residents from Storrington, Pulborough and Ashington enjoyed a musical concert organised by the Rotary Club and performed by singers from the West Chiltington based ‘Ladies that Boogie’ pop choir.

Listening to a collection of well loved songs, the audience joined in enthusiastically during an afternoon where they also enjoyed tea and home made cakes prepared by Rotarians and a free raffle in the interval.

Provided the annual Christmas tree recycling scheme raised funds for local charities

The Rotary Club completed its annual Christmas Tree collection again providing a service that is welcomed by the Community and which helps to green the area. The service is sponsored by Fowlers Estate Agents in Storrington.

Some 346 trees were collected with donations of over £3,500.

Rotary has been raising funds by collecting and recycling Christmas trees for the past 5 years and money collected this year will support Chestnut Tree House (Children’s Hospice Care), Turning Tides (Ending local Homelessness) and other local causes supported by Rotary.

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