Like everyone else, life for The Rotary Club of Bolsover has been very different in the last few weeks.
The Club has continued its weekly Wednesday evening meetings with the help of Zoom. The main area for discussion has been how we can most usefully help our communities cope with the pressures of lockdown and the associated financial pressures.
We have identified two local Foodbanks, who are working in our local area, as the most appropriate way to channel our resources to help, and we have made cash contributions of several thousand pounds each to the Freedom Project in Bolsover and the Chesterfield Foodbank.
We are very grateful to local engineering company, Mintdale Engineering Ltd, who have generously agreed to match fund some of our donations.
The meeting on 22nd April coincided with what was intended to have been the Club’s 40th Charter anniversary dinner. Unfortunately that event had to be cancelled, but to mark the event some members got “togged up” in evening dress for the weekly Zoom call.
Members have also joined in with the Thursday evening “Clap for Carers”. Several members have close relatives working on the Coronavirus front line and one of our newest members is a nurse at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, so this weekly event has a particular relevance for us.
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