MEMBERS of Evesham Rotary and Rotary in the Vale joined volunteers in a great example of how people are pulling together to help our NHS and care workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

People from several outlying villages, including Fladbury, Cropthorne, Lenchwick, Dumbleton, Charlton and Lower Moor as well as from Evesham town itself linked up with Rotary members to produce a range of items of PPE for local health services.

Following donations to hospitals in Worcester, Redditch and Droitwich, attention turned to recognising local care home workers.

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Nearly 400 care workers in eight homes in and around Evesham were identified. To start, they all received small gifts in recognition of their hard work of chocolates and hand lotion donated by the Rotary Club of Evesham.

And a team of volunteer sewers from the villages produced hundreds of laundry bags, headbands, face mask extenders and ‘fiddler muffs’ that were delivered to each of the care homes.

Evesham Rotary president elect Trevor Battersby said: “We have been delighted to co-ordinate this effort, which has achieved a magnificent result in a very short space of time.

"Our club was also pleased to provide financial support to De Montfort surgery to help them prepare for the emergency and continue to offer whatever help we can to the Foodbank operated by Caring Hands in the Vale.

"These initiatives are exactly what Rotary Clubs across the country are about and we are proud to support our local communities here in Evesham and The Vale.”