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