Devizes Rotary members manned a stall in the Shambles this week to raise much-needed funds to continue their work.

Over the last nine months the club has been working tirelessly - and meeting over Zoom - to combat the problem of social isolation in Devizes and to donate money to important causes.

Almost £3,000 has been spread between charities such as Devizes Food Bank, Devizes Opportunity Centre, Julia’s House and Canon’s House.

Their stall at the Shambles included a variety of items from their Charity Collection, made up of goods donated by Waitrose HQ in Bracknell as well as Rotary members. President of the Devizes Rotary Club, Kelsey Greenaway, explained money raised would go directly towards helping people in Devizes and the immediate area.

She said: "We were lucky to get some really good quality items from Waitrose as well as donations from our members.

"Moving on from now, it would also be brilliant to attract more members, as we do have an ageing population in the Rotary. It's really fulfilling work and the more help we have, the more people we can reach, especially as social isolation has been so impacted by coronavirus. Every penny we raise goes back into the community, so the work of the Rotary benefits everyone."

And Cliff Evans, Devizes Rotary Treasurer, added: "We're keen to work with other organisations to provide broader support. Anyone who wants to get in touch, please do and we can work together."

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