Each Spring, Colchester Rotary usually entertains a number of children, in conjunction with the charity KidsOut, and supported by the East of England Co-op. This year, because of the Covid pandemic, it has not proved possible.
However, thanks to the generosity of the Co-op, the club was provided with 300 chocolate Easter Eggs.
These were presented to Pepi Sanchez, director of GO4 Café on the Rec, to support struggling families.
Colchester Rotary President, Dave King, said: “We are very grateful for the continued support from the Co-op, and are happy to assist GO4, who do a splendid job providing training, counselling and support in these difficult times.”
Folkestone Rotary delivered a large supply of Easter eggs to various schools in the Kent town.
The club set up a donation station at the Morrison’s store in the town, as well as at HSBC and Steetz to Streetz stores.
President Terry Cooke-Davies thanked everyone who donated Easter eggs, and to Rotarian Peter Bonner and his team for pulling together an excellent project.
He said: “Our heartiest thanks to all those that kindly donated funds or eggs recently. These will be distributed to some local schools and assist some of those families who need a helping hand during these difficult times.
“Everyone involved has been so generous and once again we are most grateful for the support from the local community and businesses.”