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Epsom Rotary Club donations

The local community has supported the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in our area. But it is easy to forget that for many organisations and charities life still goes on as many people continue to depend on their help and support regardless of Covid-19 .

Epsom Rotary Club has recently put into practice the Rotary motto of 'Service before Self'  by making donations to five local charities

  • Action for A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia)
    Action for A-T provides support for research into this rare and complex medical condition. By doing so it provides hope for the future for sufferers
  • Epsom & Ewell Foodbank
    The Foodbank provides a vital service for local families and in 2019  they fed more than 5,300 people in the area and over 20,000 since 2012
  • SCAMPPS (Striving for children’s additional medical, physical and personal support)
    SCAMPPS supports families of children with complex and special needs, as well as raising awareness and promoting positive attitudes towards disability
  • Home-Start  in Epsom, Ewell and Banstead
    Home-Start provides emotional, practical and early support to parents with at least one child under five years old who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life
  • Dyscover
    Dyscover provides long-term support and opportunities to people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. It is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals.

Epsom Rotary Club have also been supporting staff at Epsom Hospital as they fight the coronavirus. They requested for help with the not so obvious things, like having somewhere to sit down when a break is needed or at the end of a shift.

A bench was duly purchased by Epsom Rotary Club and handed over to the hospital by Epsom Rotarians Ronnie (Veronica) Smith and Richard Deavin and was received by Sasha Phillips on behalf of Epsom Hospital. The picture shows Sasha, Ronnie and Richard at the handing over ceremony. The other photo shows just how useful the bench is proving to be with ambulance crew Lauren, Richard and Ben sitting very comfortably(by the way they are ambulance crew and so are allowed to associate)!

BenchFor more details about Epsom Rotary Club please see www.epsomrotary.uk

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