A DEDICATED Rotary Club of Rugby member is inviting organisations in the borough to see what help is on offer – and has issued an impassioned plea for new volunteers to help the community.
The club is inviting companies, charities, organisations and councils to a Project and Support Event to see the help on offer.
And member Pauline Kimber wants to boost the club’s numbers so more help can be offered.
She said: “Over this last two years, all of our lives have changed dramatically. We are all hoping that we can return to some normality as things alter, seemingly every day.
“As a Rotary club we have tried carry on to help where we could, whether fundraising, volunteering, or donations to various organisations.
“We know lots of people felt the need to give help where they were able, and that led to services being maintained. People were helped from the most unexpected places in different and various ways. Volunteering helped a lot of people through dark days, and gave them purpose each day.
“Rotary Club of Rugby is always looking to help others, whether companies, charities, organisations, the local council, and others.”
That is why the club is inviting organisations to the event to see its current projects, projects in the pipeline and networking opportunities – and to share their ideas to see if the club can help.
And she also encouraged people to volunteer with the club.
She said: “I joined Rotary after my husband died – it brought some purpose back into my life.
“I enjoy the company of my local Rotary Club and further afield. Rotary also gives me the opportunity to put back into my community.
“It allows me to meet new people and get involved with different projects I never dreamed of previously. Through Rotary’s ‘matching grants’ we can do bigger projects both at home and abroad.
“I have been able to follow my passions and use my skills to help others less fortunate – and I love that!
“We know we can’t help everyone, but we can try and utilise our expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to help as many people as possible.
“We know that the feel-good factor played a big part in people’s lives during lockdown. We are hoping we can encourage people to continue with their volunteering as our world keeps evolving and not everyone, unfortunately, is coming out the other side in a better place.”
The Rotary Club of Rugby’s Project and Support Event takes place at The Railway Club in Hillmorton Road on Wednesday November 3, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.