Delivering Christmas hampers to those in need

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BEXHILL Rotarians have been working very closely with Bexhill Caring Community packing and delivering Christmas hampers to the needy of Bexhill.

Jackie Haggerty, manager at Bexhill Caring Community, had already amassed piles of food items and goods from a wide variety of kind donors but she then needed volunteers to pack loads of hampers and deliver them.

This is where Bexhill Rotary Club, spearheaded by Naz Manji, chairman of the Community Service Committee, sprang into action with their first task being to pack the hampers, with the help of Bexhill Mayor Frances Winterborn and Bexhill Rotary President John Cooper, at the Bexhill Caring Community’s base in Sackville Road.

Then it was the turn of the Bexhill Rotary delivery team to take the hampers all over town with cheery smiles to families, elderly couples or those living on their own who may otherwise have little or nothing to enjoy at Christmas.

Jackie said: “We are really grateful for all the help we have received from Bexhill Rotary as we couldn’t have completed the task of packing and delivering the hampers without their support.”

In response, both Naz Manji and president John Cooper were pleased that Bexhill Rotarians were able to help with packing and distributing these much-needed hampers and congratulated Bexhill Caring Community for all the hard work they had put in to make Christmas special for so many people who would otherwise go without.

Bexhill Caring Community, which deservedly won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service just a few years ago for its work throughout the community, offers through a team of dedicated volunteers a multitude of services for the housebound and lonely of all ages including shopping, visiting, sitting, library, equipment loan, form-filling, odd jobs, home help and gardening, general caring, a voluntary car service and Dial-A-Ride.

If you want to know how to get involved with Bexhill Caring Community, go to www.bexhillcaringcommunity.co.uk

Bexhill Rotary Club and all its activities can be found by logging onto www.bexhil.rotaryweb.org.




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