1:13pm Friday 23rd August 2013
By Gina Bebbington
CLUBS across Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich are looking for community projects that need a helping hand.
The Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal and the Winsford and Middlewich Rotary Club are offering small grants and physical assistance to those in need.
Peter Chapman, from the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal, said: “We’ve not got thousands of pounds but if someone needs £250 or £500 for something charitable, like a youth club or Scout group, we’re looking at anything which the local community would benefit from.
“We have £3,000 in total to give away to worthy local groups but we can also offer physical assistance with things like painting or a bit of tiling.
“Basically we are here to help the community.”
The latest project helped by the Winsford and Middlewich Rotary Club was working with the Winsford Salvation Army to replace a building, which they carried out in July.
The building, an ageing portable building, was needed to store clothes and food for people in difficult circumstances and had deteriorated to the point where it was leaking badly and beyond economic repair.
Rotarians, led by former club president George Sankey, spent two days breaking the structure up and disposing of it, using funds from their community account to cover disposal costs and help towards the purchase of a new building.
This new building has now been fitted out to maximise storage and provide a suitable working environment for Salvation Army staff.
Jean Craven, Winsford Corps treasurer Jean Craven said: “We can never thank the Rotary Club enough for all of the hard work put in by George and his team, without their help it would have taken us a long time to achieve what they did in a few days.”
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