Thanks to the efforts of Paul Lockley, working in partnership with the Bethel Christian Fellowship from West Bromwich, I was able to deliver (today) 147 Rotary Showboxes to the Preston warehouse of the International Aid Trust.
By Christmas, the gifts they contain will be in the hands of desperately poor children, teenagers and families in Ukraine, Moldova and Romania. In 2018, the Rotary Shoebox scheme delivered 48952 of the boxes, to bring some happiness to so many people.
Pictured at the launch of the 2019 Tree appeal are President Richard Horrell and Committee Chairman Mike Colley
Members of The Rotary Club of Wolverhampton give the people of Wolverhampton the opportunity of remembering a loved one by making a donation.
A list of names of those to be remembered is published in the Express & Star and displayed in the cabinets on show in the Wulfrun Centre.
The first is Compton care which provides care and support for patients living with incurable conditions and their families. It has been running in Wolverhampton for over 36 years and offers round the clock expert care in its in-patient unit as well as caring for people in their own homes.
The second is The Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre which has been supplying oxygen treatment therapies and support for those experiencing long term debilitating conditions and short term traumas such as surgery or an accident for 30 years.
The third charity to benefit is The Haven, Wolverhampton which provides both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic violence and homelessness
The fourth charity to benefit is The Rotary Charitable Trust and funds will be used to support good causes in the city of Wolverhampton.
We thank the James Beattie Charitable Trust and several other organisations and companies for sponsoring the event.