Hereford Rotarians support
July 2007 Flood Victims
The Rotary Clubs of Hereford and Hereford Wye Valley organised a collection in aid of the Rotary District Flood Relief Fund with the kind permission of Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Hereford and through the generosity of the public raised £845.00. The Rotarians from both clubs have added £155. making a grand total of £1,000.
These monies together with the other amounts being collected by the other Rotary Clubs in the district were donated to local community projects to enable them to replace equipment destroyed in the floods.
In response to the floods of July that hit the cities, towns and rural areas throughout our Rotary District of 63 Rotary Clubs, Rotarians not only took direct action to assist individuals affected by the crisis, but clubs throughout the District also raised and distributed essential funds to help community organisations.
Locally, the Rotary Clubs of Hereford Wye Valley and Hereford City joined forces and within a week with the kind permission of Sainsbury's supermarket had raised £845 through the generosity of the public. With the help of Rotarians in both clubs this sum was rounded up to £1,000.
To date the Rotary District has paid out £120,000 to affected organisations. This sum benefits from a supplement from the national Rotary fund-raising campaign.The national effort is to help not only our District but also others affected in Yorkshire. With the benefit of a recent London charity fashion show led by Naomi Campbell the national funds have now reached £1,000,000.
The two Hereford Rotary Club presidents (Roy Davies - Hereford and Alan Davies - Hereford Wye Valley) hand over the support cash to Rob Breeze and Tracey Isles.
An application for help was received from the 180 Youth Group and Noah's Ark Pre School operating out of Christian Life Centre 133 Edgar Street. The floods damaged the building and some of their equipment was destroyed beyond further use.
Both the Presidents of the local Rotary clubs were very pleased to hand over a cheque for £500 as a grant to the Hereford 180 Youth Group. The top photograph shows the two Presidents handing over the cheque, the other photographs show the devastation caused by the flooding at its height.