Rotary Supports Community During Coronavirus

Arts Society sewing group member wearing home-made scrubs

Although Cranleigh Rotary’s meetings have been suspended and planned fundraising events have been cancelled, the Club continues to contribute towards the local community.

At the last Business Meeting at the beginning of March, members agreed to make a donation of £5,000 to the Jigsaw Trust, in order to enable them to complete the purchase of a minibus. This has now taken place and the Club received a very appreciative note of thanks.

Last year, Cranleigh Rotary contributed towards a District Direct Grant to help build a school in Nankhono, Malawi, in conjunction with Titsey Rotary and other clubs. The Club has now been informed that the project has been completed, with the school being built in half the time planned, using entirely local labour – a very successful outcome!

The Club recently received a request from a group of local ladies associated with The Arts Society in Cranleigh. They were asking for financial help to purchase materials that could be machine stitched at home in order to make scrubs for key workers at the Royal Surrey Hospital, local care homes, Phylllis Tuckwell hospice etc. The scrubs are washable and re-usable garments worn next to the skin.

The Club Council approved the requested donation of £200 to enable the ladies to proceed without delay, and they subsequently received a thank you message from Pat Butler, chairman of The Arts Society. Rotarians Jill Leslie and Jane Briggs have since joined the group of busy sewers.

Cranleigh Rotarians will continue to contribute to our community to the best of their ability at this difficult time.

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