This time of the year when the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are dropping, our thoughts always turn to the unfortunate people who sleep on our streets.
Hyde Rotary with the support from schools and churches in Hyde collect and collate harvest festival every year.
This year the club have collected over 2,500 non-perishable items ranging from soups, beans, spaghetti, tinned tomatoes, tuna and toothpaste and brushes. Last Saturday club members Barry Carey and Alan Oldham delivered the items to Life-Share Manchester, The Wellspring, in Stockport, Infinity Initiatives, in Ashton, Sandwich Angels, in Hyde and three independently organised Hyde food-banks.
Karen Dorney, the President of Hyde Rotary said, “Statistics recently released suggest that the homeless population in Manchester and Tameside has doubled in the last twelve months, one of our guiding principles in Rotary is to “find ways to improve the quality of life for people within our community” I would like to think that my club with the help from the hard working volunteers from local churches and schools has gone some way to help improve the lives of our homeless community.”
For more information about Hyde Rotary Club Please contact Karen on: 07825 148140