Market Rasen

Children’s Hospice Support

Market Rasen Rotarians, led and organised by Rotarian Dianne Tuckett, were grateful for the kindness of Tesco in Market Rasen, allowing Rotarians to collect at their store, just prior to Christmas, 2023. Equally, Rotarians were grateful for the generosity of shoppers at the store, who contributed a massive £586.77.

Rotarian Dianne, chair of the community Service team at Rasen Rotary, then organised a hand over of the collected sum to the fund raiser, Tina Doyley, at the Hospice who gratefully received the cheque on behalf of Andy’s, the children’s section of the Hospice.

The cheque was presented by Rotarian David Mason on April 4th.

Tina Doyley from Andy’s with Market Rasen Rotarian David Mason

Andy’s is open to all appropriately needy children from across greater Lincolnshire, and so very appropriate as a receiver of support from Market Rasen Rotarians. Hospices depend largely on donations for their existence and their operation.

Thanks to all, Market Rasen Rotary.

Posted in: Fundraising, Market Rasen

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Tools with a new life?

Will it, won’t it? —-Were the words being passed around Market Rasen Rotarians today as they tried to fit all their collected items for TWAM into the van sent to collect our goods.

TWAM, Tools with a Mission, are taking all the loaded goods to their premises in Rugby, where the load will be sorted, cleaned where necessary, sharpened, checked for safety if electrical goods etc.

Once ready for use again, the items will be packed into tradesperson’s packs ready for dispatch to various locations in several African countries. There is an ambition that 20 x 40 foot containers of tradesmen’s packs will be sent to Africa by TWAM this year, enabling hundreds of individuals and groups to start their own businesses, using the tools , equipment and supplies provided by the generosity of people in the UK.

This consignment, from Market Rasen Rotary, included as usual, many sewing machines as always, but thanks to the generosity of several sewing shops, seamstresses and sewing groups in the area, a tremendous amount of cloth, haberdashery, wool, threads etc was included. We always welcome more donations.

Until we announce the next on site collection in the press and on facebook, please contact or phone 07802279728.

What do we need? Knitting and sewing machines; Haberdashery, cloth, cottons, wool; Working Computers, Builders and Ground worker’s tools; Plumbers, Carpentry, Electricians, Mechanics, and Agricultural tools. Also screws, nuts/bolts/nails. Also gardening equipment (but not mowers).We also need working mechanical/electrical tools for all purposes.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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