• Alasdair Verschoyle

Coronavirus COVID

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Ireland and the world were taken by surprise by the magnitude of the spread of Coronavirus. We realised at Rotary Newbridge that we needed to do something that was appropriate and helpful and, very early on, joined the COVID-19 COMMUNITY ASSIST PROJECT, to aid the elderly and vulnerable. There are various initiatives that we have started but our major program is to offer two free hot meals per week. We have four commercial HSE approved and HACPP compliant kitchens, producing these meals at no cost. They are Dora May’s Café, All Seasons Restaurant Limerick Lane, Harte’s of Kildare town, and Stepping Stones in Newbridge.

The Management and Staff of Proctor & Gamble, Newbridge are delighted to support this project benefiting the communities of Newbridge and surrounding areas. Other organisations who are giving amazing support include Ballymore Construction, The Curragh, Manguard Plus, amongst others

The Club are currently running a fundraiser specifically for this project on Facebook which we have asked Peter Robinson to manage and would welcome donations. It can be found here COVID-19 COMMUNITY ASSIST. You can also visit

This project is being run during this emergency, for as long as we have the funds and resources to make the lives of those cocooned easier. Contact us at 087 xxxxxxx if you would like more information or if you would like to get involved.

Rotary Ireland has over 2000 members in 73 clubs, it is non-political and non-religious and draws it members from all walks of life. The Focus of Rotary’s work is both international and national, Rotary members unite at home and across the globe to put our experience and knowledge to work tackling our most pressing challenges. We focus our efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.

The Rotary Club of Newbridge, established 30 years ago, organises a number of projects and events in the community such as , Youth Leadership Competitions; Rota

ry Young Adult (Rotary YA) a module run by Transition Year students in our local schools; Just One Life - Road Safety Program, run in conjunction with the Kildare County Council, An Garda Siochana, The HSE and Fire Service. We are also involved in local charitable work, including amongst others, The Remembrance Tree, the Art Fair, and School Bikes for Africa. Funds raised support local and international charities such as The Hospice, St Vincent de Paul, Peter Mc Very Trust, Sightsavers and many others.

Thank you one and all for your ongoing support!


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