President Richard has been in touch with our Honorary Member, The Mayor of Wolverhampton seeking ways in which we Rotarians can provide support for Afghan Refugees who are arriving in the City.
The following reply was immediately received:
“From: Denise Williams <Denise.Williams@wolverhampton.gov.uk>
Hello Richard, thank you and The Rotary Club for your kind offer of support, it is greatly appreciated.
I am coordinating the picking, packing and delivery of items. We are having deliveries dropped off Monday to Friday, to Graiseley Strengthening Families Hub, Pool St, Wolverhampton WV2 4NE. This allows for a coordinated and targeted approach and prevents multiple drop offs at the hotel.
Current required items that have been requested are as follows;
Women’s clothes, all sizes
Men’s clothes all sizes, including xl
Shoes for girls 32-44
Shoes for boys 32-44
Shoes for women 34-42
Shoes for men 40-45
Infant boy’s shoes size 22
Winter coats all ages, male and female.
We would be grateful for any help with these items
If I could be informed when deliveries are to be made, I will ensure that someone is there to receive the items.
Thanks again for your support
Tel. Office: 01902 556133
City of Wolverhampton Council”
Our member Sally Woods has offered to provide a central collecting point for donations made by our club, and she will take the goods onwards to the Council’s collection point.
If anybody wishes to donate via Rotary, please place a message on https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofwolverhampton or contact us through this website
The Wolverhampton MS Centre was founded over 25 years ago with huge support from the Rotary club of The City of Wolverhampton – support that has never faltered, and that will be ongoing.
The latest project is the funding of an Information Hub to provide a display service, both in the Centre and for MS sufferers at home, to perform keep fit exercises, demonstrate wellness techniques, give general advice and keep everybody in touch by means of a large screen and computer backup.
The funding was made possible by a legacy left to the club by our much missed senior member, Fraser Dukes, and the Hub has been named in his memory. Fraser was a keen supporter of the Centre and had been very involved in its establishment, continuing to give medical advice for many years.
A memorial plaque was unveiled at a well attended gathering on the 9th. of September and it was entirely fitting that the unveiling was carried out by Fraser’s daughter and son, Kathy and Tim, in partnership with the centre chairman, Rotarian Peter Willams MBE.
Peter also paid tribute to Fraser and another Rotarian who was very much involved, the late John Baker. He said that without the support of the Rotary club, the great achievements of the centre would not have been possible.
Kathy, Tim, Peter and the Centre technical expert, Paul Williams all expressed their intense gratitude for the funding provided.
For more information on the centre’s work- click here; Centre Website