Saltash Rotary Club is part of Rotary International a worldwide organisation of men and women who work together to give service to others locally, nationally and internationally. Rotarians commit time to practical hands-on work such as organising events like Youth Speaks, Young Chef, Kids Out and Santa's sleigh, supporting local initiatives - May Fair, The Christmas Parade and the Saltash Regatta

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Last year, the Rotary Club of Saltash became aware that the Shekinah Drop-In Centre in Plymouth was experiencing problems with the provision of meals to those in need of it services

Shekinah is a Devon and Cornwall based charity which provides services for people seeking recovery from homelessness, drugs, alcohol and other issues. Saltash Rotary Club, along with other Plymouth Clubs, has been a long time supporter, both collectively and individually.

The Centre provides meal for its clients seven days a week, comprising breakfasts, snacks and main meals.  Take away food is also provided.  The kitchens are served by refrigerators, which, in order to meet food safety stands need to keep the food at temperatures below 5 degrees.  Saltash Rotary Club learned that these refrigerators were not consistently able to maintain the required temperature and much perishable food was having to be thrown away.  The Club resolved to provide the Drop-in Centre with new refrigerators.

Funds were raised and the Club applied for a supplementary Rotary Foundation grant through District 1175. The grant application was approved and Saltash Rotary Club has been able to donate funds for the purchase of two new commercial-sized refrigerators.  These are now in place.  A cheque for £819.98 was presented to the chef, Max Wilson, on 18th January by the Club's Foundation chairman, Gerry Stevenson.

 

 

SALTASH.NET COMMUNITY SCHOOL REGIONAL WINNERS OF THE YOUTH SPEAKS COMPETITION

 

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NOW ONTO NOTTINGHAM FOR THE NATIONAL FINALS - GOOD LUCK