The Rotary Clubs of Chester, Saughall and Chester Deva have been involved in a joint initiative to supply Foodbanks in the area.
The warehouse or hub for Foodbanks in the Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston areas is near Cheshire Oaks and the original project, initiated by Saughall, was to donate £1000 to them to convert into appropriate goods – they were very excited at the prospect of Rotary involvement. Luckily Saughall Club member Andrew Errington was until retirement an expert in buying and sourcing products for a large company. In the event, the three Chester Clubs got together and raised £1500 which with a District grant made the total a substantial £2300!
The required dry goods were selected by Lyndsey, the Hub Manager, and Andrew scoured the country for the best deals available. The purchased goods, worth ££500 at supermarket prices, were delivered by HGV from Leicester on Monday, 22 June, with representatives of the three Clubs on hand to witness the event.