Last weekend members of Devizes Rotary braved the cold and wet to collect almost £350 to buy hampers for families in need this Christmas.
By adding some extra cash from club funds, we were able to put together 24 hampers which we’ve been distributing throughout the town and surrounding villages over the fast few days.
Thanks very much to everyone for your contributions – it really means a lot to the families concerned, as typified in the following quote:
We have just been given a hamper from a neighbour that you tried to deliver earlier. As a family we are incredibly grateful and deeply moved. It is very much unexpected.
Thank you so much.
Merry Christmas to you all wonderful kind people.
Our very own Kelsey is currently appearing in the ‘Kidnap in Pantoland’ at the Wharf Theatre. She plays Sleeping Beauty and is one of the 3 princesses kidnapped in the show.
Without giving too much away, I’m delighted to say that eventually the princesses are all rescued, and so both Sleeping Beauty and Snow White were able to pose for photos with a few of us Rotarians after the show.
Many congratulations to Kelsey who was fantastic … even when asleep!
A £175,000 pledge from Swindon and Wiltshire Rotary clubs recently took the Brighter Futures appeal to raise cash to buy equipment for a new radiotherapy unit at Great Western Hospital, to it’s £2.9m target.
This is fantastic news, and Devizes Rotary can be proud that we did our bit to help reach the target by helping to organise the Singing for Life Concert last year which raised over £3,000 – click HERE for details.