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Can I, as AG for the Rother Group, thank you and your Club, so much for your involvement and support of the Toy Box project, and well done. Those sentiments are very much echoed by the Chairman of the Youth and Services Committee - PDG Michael Longdon - who worked with such enthusiasm to progress the project for such a good cause.

My kind regards, JOHN

Although Rotherham Sitwell Rotary did not run the mobile Santa float at Christmas 2020 because of Covid, we supported Rotherham Round Table in their efforts to bring some festive joy to communities in the town. An article covering their hard work appeared in the Rotherham Advertiser as shown in the attached photo.

More publicity in the Rotherham Advertiser, this time about our support for Newman School. Well done Paul G.

Donations from funds raised by Rotherham Sitwell Rotary last Christmas have contributed to the recent purchase of special equipment to support pupils of Newman School, Rotherham. The equipment offers lights and sounds to create a multi-sensory environment and support the learning of children and young people with physical disabilities, medical needs and complex learning needs.

Sadly, because of Covid-19, Santa and his Sleigh are unable to carry out the usual Christmas programme. Instead children can talk to Santa online and tell him what they are hoping he will bring them this Christmas.

Two articles in the recent edition of the Rotherham Advertiser report on our support for the supply of face masks for Rotherham Hospital and for the memory of Liam Allen.

The attached photo shows some of the masks provided to the Rotherham Hospital Paediatric Department by a sewing group co-ordinated by Sally Atkinson, Patient Access Service Manager at the Trust. The masks are child friendly,
with superhero or even a Hallowe’en theme. The club has given funds to support the purchase of materials to keep the supply flowing.

The meeting yesterday evening 5th November was a Fellowship meeting in the form of musical memories. Members were asked to select music that had significant memories for them. They then had to explain the background to their choice and this was then followed by the music being played. Not surprisingly some of the memories were poignant and some were funny.

Our thanks to the Rotherham Advertiser for publishing the attached article showing the Town Hall illuminated in purple to commemorate World Polio Day on 24 October 2020.

Apples donated by Mike Sumption of Rotherham Rotary Club and delivered to Rotherham Foodbank by Roger Green. Many thanks Mike.

23rd October and our work supporting local foodbanks continues. This latest photo shows President Trish with Roger and Steve together with their banners on another collection run to Morrisons at Parkgate.

President Trish has written a summary of the Club's activities July to October this year and is attached. It makes very interesting reading and demonstrates that the Club has risen to the challenge of the Covid 19 crisis in a very positive way.

Last Thursday 1st October was a Fellowship Meeting and we played Pointless (on Zoom of course). The teams were represented by two members from each Club Committee and yours truly was fortunate to be partnered with Chris "The Brains" Williams representing the Public Image committee.

Despite all the issues presented by the restrictions caused by Covid-19, new sensory equipment has been installed at Newman School. The equipment should stimulate multi-sensory communication and contribute to an improved quality of life for children and young people with physical disabilities, medical needs and complex learning needs.

We were approached recently by Wortley Rotary offering to supply visors and masks to Rotherham food banks. Long standing Wortley Rotarian Lewis Atkinson has negotiated the supply of over 10,000 items of PPE to those in need throughout South Yorkshire.