Despite the problems caused by the Coved 19 Virus, which like many other charities has prevented the members of the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North being able to organise and run the traditional fundraising events, such as the Kinson May Day Fete, through their own resources they have managed to fund a number of traditional donations to assist local causes. For some years the club have donated in cash and in kind to the charity “Homestart” based in Wimborne Road Kinson. This is the local branch of the national charity which assists young mothers in various ways and which is very much appreciated by those who benefit from the practical help and advice given.
This week (Dec 2020) the Rotary Club have given 92 Christmas boxes of biscuits purchased from the local store Tesco which will be distributed together with other goodies to the young mothers and children served by Homestart.
Also this week (Dec 2020) the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North have donated a number of gift bags for distribution to the young mothers and their infants supported by the Bournemouth Young Parents Support Group. The club have supported this cause annually for some years at Christmas and the beneficiaries are very appreciative the treats given.
The third donation of gifts by the club in December was to the Bournemouth Women’s Refuge which was extremely well received at this special time of year. The refuge is under increasing pressure at the moment due to so many changes in our lives that are affecting all of us for various reasons. Each parcel contains Xmas goodies and gifts for each lady.