Our Hospice needs support

Our Club appreciates fully that the Primrose Hospice needs community support more than ever in the current pandemic situation, given that a number of fundraising events have had to be postponed or cancelled. We have just made an immediate donation of £2000 to support the Hospice in continuing to deliver its much needed services.

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Love of Scrubs

The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is delighted to be able to support Worcestershire For the Love of Scrubs with a donation of £500 to enable scrubs and scrub bags to be sewn and produced to help in the fight against coronavirus. We are very pleased also to be able to add a further £250 to this sum as a result of a Grant from our Rotary District. We applaud the efforts of all our workers in the NHS and care sectors.

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Donations to Aquabox and Shelterbox

The Rotary Club of Bromsgrove is delighted to have made donations to both Aquabox and Shelterbox recently. Our Club was supported by a District Grant from District 1060 in the sum of £1000, and the Club itself donated £1180 from its own charitable funds. Aquabox received a donation of £1000 to allow the manufacture of two community filters, two gold boxes and eight family filters. Shelterbox received a donation of £1180 to allow the manufacture of two shelterboxes. This much needed equipment will go to provide humanitarian aid to individuals and communities wherever it is needed in the world.

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Will Writing Service

Dear Fellow Rotarian,

I hope you don’t mind my getting in touch and that you are staying safe at this strange and challenging time!

As you may have read, demand for will writing has increased sharply as a consequence of the current crisis. Our firm (Confidence Wills, of Bromsgrove), have been consulting with clinical colleagues, to develop protocols for instruction taking and witnessing of documents in a manner mitigating of Covid 19 transmission risk.  

We now offer remote instruction taking (by phone or video link) adherent to the same standards demanded (by the Society of  Will Writers) of our face to face service. Under the circumstances, we would like to offer a 20% discount* to any Rotarian (or family member thereof) on creation of a Will, whilst Corona Virus containment measures persist.

Our service is affordable and swift, if you would like to discuss creating a Will, or associated documentation, please contact Confidence Wills on 0121 231 7010 or drop us a line at info@confidencewills.co.uk. Alternatively you can find us online at www.confidencewills.co.uk.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Dr Simon Pearce (Bromsgrove Rotary Club)

*name of club required, discount applies to simple will drafting.

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Induction of Mu Docherty

Due to current government advice the Club held its Business Meeting on 24 March 2020 for the first time on line using Zoom. During the meeting our President Tony Docherty inducted his wife Mu Docherty as a new Member. Mu has been an Honorary Member for several years and has supported the Club and Rotary more widely at home and abroad in a vast number of different ways, and so we are truly delighted that she has decided to convert her membership. We believe that Mu’s induction to a ‘non e Club’ during an on line meeting must represent a first for the District and should be celebrated!

Tony presenting Mu with a Rotary badge at our on line meeting
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St Michael’s Church Stoke Prior

The Rotary Club became aware recently of the Tower Appeal launched by St Michael and All Angels Church in Stoke Prior, which is in need of significant restoration work. The church was built in the twelfth century and is Grade 1 listed. The church community began fundraising in 2015 after a corner of the tower parapet collapsed, and their mission is to undertake repairs to the tower and other areas that are failing. Following support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other charities and foundations, those working for the church have edged closer to their target of £530,000. There is a shortfall of around £6000. The Rotary Club is very keen to support the heritage which the church represents, and is pleased to have been able to support the fantastic fundraising efforts of all concerned with a donation of £1000.

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