We were delighted to receive recognition from The Fire Fighters Charity, following the collection in Swanage following the Grenfell Tower Fire, thanking Swanage Rotary for the donation made to the charity.
Our thanks accordingly go to the whole community of Swanage and Purbeck for their generous donations which enabled us to make this donation. In addition to the money donated to The Fire Fighters Charity we were also able to make a sizeable donation to the Rotary Club of Kensington and Chelsea, who are the Club most local to the Tower, who are co-ordinating the funds raised.
Rotarian Maggie Hardy reports on a fantastic local response to a recent tragedy
On 21st June, a week after the Grenfell Tower blaze, the Swanage and Purbeck Rotary Club organised a street collection for those affected by the disaster.
The swift response to this tragedy was once again supported by our wonderful community who helped us to raise £1500.
The Swanage Town Band who held a concert at the bandstand on the same day helped to swell the amount by a further £500 making a total of £2000.
Swanage and Purbeck Rotary Club is working with the Kensington and Chelsea Rotary Club who have been asked by a Nursery, once held on the ground floor of Grenfell Tower, to replace equipment lost in the fire and Swanage Rotary will also be supporting London Fire Brigade workers who have been affected by the fire.
The money for the nursery will be sent to The Kensington Club once “bona fides” have been completed.
Organiser Rotarian Maggie Hardy would like to thank all those in the community who supported this collection and the members of Swanage Town Band for their fantastic support.
Swanage Rotary was also very grateful to past members of the Swanage Lions club who helped with the collection.