Over £700 raised for Macmillan Caring Locally

A fine sunny day, the wonderfully generous public and the usual determination of the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North all helped to raise over £700 for Macmillan Caring Locally, who are based in Christchurch.

Due to the Corona Virus Epidemic so many of the Annual Macmillan Coffee Mornings fell by the wayside this year and so not to be beaten President Roger suggested that we set up on a site available to him along the promenade at Branksome, offering free tea or coffee to people enjoying a walk in the sun and inviting them to make a voluntary donation to Macmillan Caring Locally in return.

The generosity of the public proved to be amazing as so many have had reason to be grateful for the work that Macmillan have done over the years and hopefully will continue to do in the future. We never know what is around the corner.

Over 100 free cups of coffee and tea were served but that only tells a part of the story as many passers by gave generous donations without availing themselves of our refreshments.

A representative of Macmillan Caring Locally joined us for the day with collection buckets and banners which helped to draw people in.

After a very rewarding day President Roger thanked all the helpers, John & Robbie, Perry & Ruth, Stan & Dorothy, Chris and Karen and Steve. Roger also thanked all those Rotarians who donated the ingredients and lent the equipment which went to make the day such a great success.