March 29, 2022

Grimsby Rotary Club reflecting on the past and looking to the future

The week before the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 saw a group of Grimsby Rotarians once again helping with a cleanup of the River Freshney and surrounds.

Two years on, Grimsby Rotarians are back demonstrating they are people of action as they participated in the river clean with a local charity Grimsby in Bloom.

Grimsby’s summer sponsored golf event normally raises about £7,000 for charities and their Christmas supermarket collections raise about £3,000. Both of these events had to be cancelled during lockdown. This was at a time when demands on all of the services of local charities were increasing.

Like many other clubs we rose to the challenge, and members decided to donate some of the money they would normally spend on their Rotary lunch. Thanks to the generosity of our members in donating their 'lunch money', and a District Grant of £700, Grimsby Rotary were able to continue to offer support to our three local food banks:

The Rock Foundation

We Are One

Grimsby Food Kitchen

The Rotary Club of Grimsby also supported the local Women’s Aid organisation. In the past two years our members have personally donated over £17,000 to our charity funds.

Looking forward, our Charity Golf Day is back for 2022 and is promoted on the District Public Image Facebook group page.

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