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Rotarians help Ty Gobaith Childrens’ Hospice

Rotarians help Ty Gobaith Childrens’ Hospice

COVID has thwarted fund-raising for much of the past year, but Llandudno Rotary has taken to the streets again and eight Rotarians, thinly disguised as Easter Bunnies, stepped into action to relieve the good people of the North Wales’ town of some of their cash.

Despite glorious weather, Covid impacted adversely on the collection.

Reduced footfall, plus an increasing number of people not carrying coinage with them currently, led to a collection of £124.62.

In the light of previous years’ experience, this is less than the Rotarians had hoped for, and Llandudno Rotary raised the donation to £250.

Beverley Bradley, the Conwy fund-raiser for Ty Gobaith which nestles in the beautiful Conwy Valley, said: “Thank you for organising this collection.

“Our children and families need support more than ever and it is because of the support of our communities that we are able to keep providing vital care for those who need us.”

Our children and families need support more than ever and it is because of the support of our communities that we are able to keep providing vital care for those who need us.”

Environmental campaigner and Chair of Rotary GB&I’s Environmental Group, Gabrielle Back, has just been awarded the Inspirational Educator Award for her outstanding contribution to teaching of environmental education


A member of Coventry Breakfast Rotary, Gabreille is also Chair of Savers charity, District Environment Officer for Heart of England Rotary, as well as a trustee and Community Ambassador for the National Association for Environmental Education.

This latest honour has been presented by The Worshipful Company of Educators, who organise the awards promote the development of professional educators.

We were immensely impressed with Gabrielle s life-time dedication to education and the environment, and the creativity of her engagement with young people and communities through the creative Arts.”

In presenting the award, the judges said: “We were immensely impressed with Gabrielle s life-time dedication to education and the environment, and the creativity of her engagement with young people and communities through the creative Arts.

“She is clearly a major national leader with an international reach through her inspirational projects.”


St Marks Hall Food Bank in Rochford has been distributing food parcels to 120 Rochford families through the pandemic, thanks to Rochford Rotary Club.

They have been supported with funding, as well as the Co-op, Fairshare and Waitrose, with food donations and assistance.

The recipients are from a cross section of society and only take advantage of the scheme because of severe hardship.  The distribution is very selective and gratefully received.

It is interesting to note that since starting the scheme, over 20 tonne of landfill has been saved and over 38000 kg of CO2 emission has been saved via Waitrose alone.

Rochford Rotary Club President, Rotarian Peter Mannering said: “The club was delighted to provide financial support in the very difficult circumstances faced by so many families in our area.”