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Rotary shredding for charity

Rotary shredding for charity

A Shropshire Rotary club held a fund-raiser with a difference – a shredding event in a supermarket car park!

Borderland Rotary from Oswestry teamed up with Evastore Document Handling to hold at shredding event at Morrisons car park.

Despite it being the first wet day for some time, the shred-fest was very well attended and lots of money was raised for Holy Trinity Primary School in Oswestry.

The big Evastore shedding truck had a busy day scrunching through about a quarter of a ton of paperwork and documents that the public brought to be shredded. The shredded paper was then sent to paper mills where it is made into other paper products.

Vicky Bradbeer from Evastore said: “We really like doing events with Borderland Rotary, it gives us a chance to meet lots of people and help with community projects and, even in the rain, it was a great day’s work.”

Chipping Sodbury Rotary were finally able to host their Young Innovator competition.

After a two-year Covid-enforced break, Chipping Sodbury Rotary in Gloucestershire hosted its Young Innovator competition.

Students from Chipping Sodbury and Brimsham Green School were given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in producing pieces of work in product design, textiles, art and photography.

Students grasped the opportunity in producing some truly outstanding pieces of work, readily acknowledged by the respective judges.

West Lakeland Rotary based in Gosforth, Cumberland, raised almost £6,000 for charity from their Rotating Wheels Show.

They were assisted by the Ladies Circle and the weather for a popular event featuring more than 100 exhibitors including cars, tractors, bikes and military vehicles. They ranges from an Oldsmobile to the latest electric car.

Folkestone Channel Rotary club managed to collect more than two tonnes of food from shoppers at their local Tesco.

The Rotary club presented a cheque for £5,905.75 to Dr Theo Weston from BEEP Doctors, an emergency doctor call-out service, taking into account Cumbria’s rural geography with a serious risk to those who are victims of serious accidents and medical emergencies.

Folkestone Channel Rotary club managed to collect more than two tonnes of food from shoppers for the town’s foodbank during three days of collections.

They encouraged shoppers at the Kent town’s Tesco supermarket to buy a little extra to donate to the Folkestone Foodbank.

By the end of the three days, the public had donated 165 large boxes full of goods, weighing an impressive 2.13 kgs.

Tesco also donated 20% extra to the value of the goods which will go towards the running costs of the foodbank. All in all, Channel Rotarians raised close to £5,000 worth of food and cash.

Foodbank manager, Wendy Leinart, said: “Thank you ever so much for getting everyone involved and putting together a great team. It is wonderful to see our shelves filling up again as the collected is sorted and added to the stock.”