Two local initiatives doing vital work in the pandemic to help vulnerable families and their children are to be supported by the Rotary Club of Royston.
Both the Children’s Services Family Support Team in the town, and an organisation named Make Lunch Royston, will each receive a donation of £500 through the club’s Trust Fund.
Graeme Dargie, a club member and leader of its Youth Activities team, said: “We are delighted to be able to help. We know that there are families going through particularly tough times at the moment and it’s part of the role of Rotary to help the local community wherever it can.”
Caromy Shannon, Lead Family Support worker, said: “We have been asked to participate in the Herts County Council Winter Grant scheme under which families we know to be struggling financially will get supermarket vouchers to help with the cost of food and other essentials. It is a new scheme initiated by Herts Children’s Services being co-ordinated through the Heads of all the Royston Schools.
Louise Bradley, co-ordinator of Make Lunch Royston, said: “We have been providing free-of-charge, healthy, meals to families during school holidays for six years. We are entirely funded by grants and donations. We are extremely grateful to the Royston Rotary Trust for their generous donation – their gift will help us support more families this year.”