Rotary Club members around the world are providing support to the victims of the war in Ukraine in many different ways and will continue to do so for a long time to come.
Oswestry Cambrian Rotary has already donated £5,000 towards a Rotary International appeal for medical supplies in Ukraine.
Oswestry Cambrian is twinned with the Rotary Club of Pomorie in Bulgaria which is located on the Black Sea. So far more than 80,000 refugees have escaped by car and bus to towns in Bulgaria with more than 1000 Ukrainian refugees currently living in the Pomorie area. To help feed them Pomorie Rotary and the local community have created a food bank specifically for the Ukrainians.
Cambrian Rotary forwarded £1,350 to the Pomorie club to help support the food bank and refugee families in their town and surrounding area, and this “Rotary Effect” has meant that shelves can be replenished. Importantly, when money is sent to any other Rotary club for different projects, every penny goes to where its needed and every penny is accounted for.
Oswestry Cambrian Rotary were particularly pleased to receive a “letter of gratitude” from the town, Mayor Ivan Alexiev, as recognition of their contribution.
Club President, Anna Pugh remarked that. “Fortunately our fund raising activities in recent months have been very successful, enabling us to contribute to those dealing with the Ukranian crisis whilst maintaining the level of support we provide to local worthy causes year on year.”
Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club is ready to welcome individuals and couples of 18+ from the local community who want to be “people of action”. We meet face-to-face at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and meet up in the bar. Alternatively, people can join the meeting from wherever they are via our Zoom account connection.
For more information on what their new style of Rotary has to offer contact Mike Lade on 01691 570917, firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.oswestrycambrianrc.co.uk. Also, you can find us on Face Book @oswestrycambrianrc.
Photographs show the letter of gratitude from the Pomorie Mayor and the newly stacked shelves at the food bank.