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4th Dec, 2021

Shoppers asked to help those in need with Rotary collection

Rob George 8th Dec, 2017

CARING members of the Rotary Club of Evesham will be holding their annual tin and non-perishable items collection and the town’s Morrisons this weekend.

Kind-hearted members will be helping those in need this Christmas with the collection from 11am to 3pm tomorrow.

All of the collected items will be handed over to local charity Caring Hands, who will distribute them to foodbanks across Evesham and the Vale.

Diane Bennett of Caring Hands said: “We are always delighted to receive the support of Evesham Rotary Club and Morrisons Evesham who organise a food collection for Caring Hands in the Vale twice a year.

“The foodbank in Evesham which has been run by Caring Hands for almost 15 years, has seen a rapid increase in referrals, particularly over the last twelve months.

“We are at the moment operating on a 40 per cent increase in referrals from this time last year and we would not be able to sustain this increase without the ongoing support of the community including Evesham Rotary.”

The aim of the collection is for shoppers to buy extra tins and non perishable items during their own shop and donate them so local foodbanks can hand them over to those people in need.

Rotarian organiser Jeremy Knight said: “Evesham Rotary Club is well aware of the growth and continual need of the number of individuals and families, many with children, who need the help of foodbanks, to provide much needed food and non perishable goods.

“As Rotarians we want to help those in need within our own community and this is why we continue with these collections.

“We know many of Morrisons’ shoppers will buy extra items that will help those who are in need of support and we thank them for this.

“I would also like to thank Morrisons for their help and support and of course the amazing charity Caring Hands who will make sure the collected items go to those in need.”

The Rotary Club will have leaflets on the day to guide shoppers in the ideal items to buy.

Visit www.therotaryclubofevesham.org.uk for more information.

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