Dunmow Rotary provides 1,000 facemasks to a care home and cash to two organisations that support the community in times of need

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 May 2020

Dunmow Rotary President Willie Fraser delivers the masks to Sam Dearlove, Home Manager of Redbond Lodge Care Home. Picture: David Beedle

Dunmow Rotary President Willie Fraser delivers the masks to Sam Dearlove, Home Manager of Redbond Lodge Care Home. Picture: David Beedle

David Beedle

Dunmow Rotary has purchased 1,000 facemasks and donated them to Redbond Lodge Care Home.

Rotary in Essex found a supplier of PPE masks and other Rotary Clubs across the county also took advantage, with a total of 159,000 being donated across Essex.

President Willie Fraser delivered the masks to care home manager Sam Dearlove.

Since lockdown, Rotary are still meeting on a Thursday lunchtime - but via video conferencing platform, and with no lunch!

However, their lunch money has been banked and a £1,400 cheque has been sent to Uttlesford Food Bank this week. This money could buy approximately 600 tins of meat or 4,200 toilet rolls!

The Club has also presented £800 raised pre-lockdown through the annual Rose Bowl Quiz to the Alexia Wilson Trust. The Trust makes grants to individuals and families to alleviate poverty, help hardship cases, and support families.


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