Thank you to all the volunteers who turn up in snow, rain and sunshine to help us in the community effort at Leybourne Vaccination Centre! A special thank you to Neil from Malling Lions who turns up every morning to put the signs up! (Surrounded by Tracy and Steve from Kings Hill Rotary)
On 26th January we welcomed Phil Godfrey from Solihull Rotary who is an ambassador for APS UK (Antiphospholipid Syndrome). Phil talked to us about his personal connection with the condition, his walk from Isles of Scilly to the Shetland Isles and his rail tour around Britain. He has visited many Rotary clubs raising awareness of APS.
Along with other Rotary clubs in our district we are working with the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership to assist with the mass covid vaccination programme.
Our members volunteer to manage queues at the Leybourne vaccination centre and we are very grateful for the offers of help we have received from the wider community. If you are able to offer your time to assist us with this ongoing programme please contact us.
On 24th October we marked World Polio Day by displaying purple ribbons and bows and posters in the centre of West Malling.
Over thirty five businesses agreed to support this by allowing us to use their premises. We also put collection tins in some shops. In the end we had a most striking display which apart from cheering up the streets on a rainy day helped raise awareness of Rotary and its role in the polio eradication campaign.