The local community of Epsom and Ewell has quite rightly supported the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in our area. But it is easy to forget that for many organizations and charities life still goes on as many people continue to depend on their help and support regardless of covid-19 or anything else.
With this in mind Epsom Rotary Club has recently put into practice the Rotary motto of “Service before Self” by making five donations to local charities: Action for A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia); Epsom & Ewell Foodbank; SCAMPPS (Striving for children’s additional medical, physical and personal support), Home-Start in Epsom, Ewell and Banstead and Dyscover.
These five charities are well known to local residents but for those who might be less familiar with them:
Action for A-T provides support for research into this rare and complex medical condition. By doing so it provides hope for the future for sufferers;
The Epsom Foodbank provides a vital service for local families and in 2019 they fed more than 5,300 people in the area and over 20,000 since 2012;
SCAMPPS supports families of children with complex and special needs, as well as raising awareness and promoting positive attitudes towards disability;
Home-Start Epsom, Ewell and Banstead provides emotional, practical and early support to parents with at least one child under five years old who are facing the challenges and stresses of family life;
Dyscover provides long-term support and opportunities to people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. It is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals
Epsom Rotarian Chris Shortt is pictured variously presenting cheques on behalf of Epsom Rotary Club to Sean Kelly of Action for A-T, Brendan Brophy of SCAMPPS, Jackie McKee of Epsom and Ewell Foodbank.