Rotary Club of Rushden helps out in community


The Rotary Club of Rushden has been helping out in the community.

Storage items funded by the club have been donated to the Rushden Foodbank.

The Foodbank is experiencing much higher demands of levels of provision than before. Its is moving the stock of items to a new warehouse in response and Rotarians have provided funding to enable the purchase of wheeled and lidded storage containers to enable them to store safely and become as efficient as possible.

Sara Owst, from the Foodbank, said: “We have been incredibly busy today, not only with the transition between sites but also with clients. We gave out 25 parcels in one day.”

She thanked the club for its £400 donation from your Rotary Club and said: “We are very grateful and have enjoyed spending it. 

“We have bought 43 large black boxes with lids and wheels. We are really pleased with them and are are using them for pasta and cereal.”

Also in recent weeks various Rotary Clubs, including the one in Rushden, have been helping with marshalling responsibilities at the NHS Nene Valley Surgery in Thrapston.

Volunteers have been there to help patients park safely and ensure they know the system of entry in to the surgery for their vaccinations.

Many hours have been spent from a wide range of club volunteers on the ongoing programme to get us all vaccinated.

The picture is of Pam Barringham and Rick Nunley on duty at Thrapston in late January.