THE giving nature of Ellesmere people has been highlighted after recent collections for charities both home and abroad by the town’s Rotary Club.
Ellesmere Rotary has been able to make a donation for more than £3,500, with support from the Probus Club, to the International Rotary Fellowship of Health Care Professionals (IRFHCP), after money was collected via buckets outside the Tesco store.
The money has been raised after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Derek Clifford, president of Ellesmere Rotary said he was moved by the reaction of those who contributed money to the collection.
He said: “Once again the people of Ellesmere have shown the deep sympathy that they feel for the innocent victims of tragedies such as the situation in the Ukraine.
“With contributions coming in from other sources such as Probus, very quickly Rotary was able to send a cheque for £3,600 to the IRFHCP.
“Money is still coming in and this will also be transferred quickly to where it is needed.
“The IRFHCP is co-ordinating the response to the crisis in the Ukraine and the money has already been used to supply Ukrainian medics and volunteer doctors and nurses who have travelled to the vicinity with the means to treat the victims of war.
“Medical equipment and consumables such as transfusion fluids, antibiotics and other emergency drugs have been purchased and supplied, along with thousands of tourniquets.
“An early request for a mobile X-Ray machine for the rapid location of shrapnel was being responded to as the Ellesmere money was on its way.”
Another cause supported by Ellesmere Rotary is Oswestry’s Hope House, with £600 raise from the Shrewsbury Concert Band at the Comrades Club last week.
Derek added: “The Band was performing for the first time since Covid struck and entertained the audience with a wide variety of band music that was enthusiastically received.”
Derek also announced that the Ellesmere Rotary Regatta, to be held on the first Sunday in July, will raise funds for The Movement Centre at Gobowen and for The Lyneal Trust.
These Charities were to set to receive the proceeds from the 2020 Regatta, which, like the 2021 event, was delayed because of Covid.
Anyone wishing to find out more about the activities of Ellesmere Rotary should call the Secretary on 07763 94516.