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Last week, as a result of our donation to fund 50 pamper bags, 26 bags were presented to Huddersfield Calderdale NHS Trust to give to ICU Nursing Staff at HRI.

In addition, a further 20 bags have been taken to Community Palliative Care Nurses who work across Calderdale and Huddersfield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huddersfield Rotary are delighted to have been associated with this project.

Huddersfield Rotary invited a guest speaker, Rotarian Phil Godfrey from Solihull Rotary, to speak to us on Zoom about APS (Antiphospholipid Syndrome). His talk was emotive, educational (few if any of us had heard of APS), and amusing. We would recommend him as a speaker to any Rotary club who has not already heard Phil speak. He has to date visited, either in person or by Zoom, 266 Clubs in RIBI. He is so grateful for any help in spreading the word about APS.

This is the APS promotional brochure which is self explanatory.

 

 

Huddersfield Rotary have teamed up with Westend Community Champions (aka Westend Junior Football Club) and TRILLZ CIC to support their Pamper Bag project. 

The aim of this project is to provide  bags full of ‘goodies’ to give to front line workers at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

The target is to prepare up to 200 of these bags, and Huddersfield Rotary have donated funding for 50 bags.

Progress with this project will be brought up to date at regular intervals on this site.

Huddersfield Rotary are pleased to be able to donate a further £375.00 to the Welcome Centre to help them provide food parcels to their clients.

Since our last post in October, a further two donations totalling £505.00 have been sent to the Welcome Centre to augment their Food Bank. The total donated since March now comes to £2,605.00.

In early November, Huddersfield Rotary Club decided to launch a ‘Toys for Christmas’ Appeal. The idea was to ask  members to collect unwanted toys from their grandchildren/great grandchildren and then distribute them to local charities who would donate the toys to needy families in the Huddersfield area. Having overcome the problem of finding charities who would accept ‘used’ items, members were then asked to collect toys. A number of members had success in this project, but when Rotarian Barrie mentioned the idea to Kirkburton Probus Club, the appeal went in to orbit. It is estimated that we have now collected in excess of 1000 items, and these have been delivered to the Focal Centre in Oakes, who in turn will be forwarding them to the Jubilee Centre in Paddock, and the Chestnut Centre in Sheepridge. Huddersfield Rotary Club hopes that our project will provide much delight and happiness to children from under privileged families in the Huddersfield area.

We were delighted at Huddersfield Rotary Club when our member Precious Amadi informed us that on 20th September his Brother, Rtn Amadi-Worlu, had been installed as President of Port Harcourt Rotary Club in Nigeria. Precious had watched the ceremony via Zoom, and our President Ann has sent best wishes and greetings to the President and members of Port Harcourt. We will be exploring avenues in which we might collaborate with them in the future.

Huddersfield Rotary Club have made a further donation to Welcome Centre of £345.00. The total now donated since the pandemic started is £2140.00. This money has been given each month by members in lieu of the cost of a meal at their normal weekly meetings.

We took delivery of 100 face masks, kindly offered free from District, and have delivered 50 to The Welcome Centre on Lord Street, Huddersfield, and 50 to Methodist Homes for the Aged whose headquarters is in Bradley, Huddersfield. Both were most grateful for the gift.

During July, members have again been donating their Meal Money, and a sum of £255.00 was handed over to The Welcome Centre in Huddersfield. They tell us that demand is greater than ever, and they see no sign of any reduction.

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