Becton and District Rotary donates last of its charity account money £10,300 to New Forest Basics Bank
A ROTARY club forced to close down because of a lack of members has donated the last of its charity money to New Forest Basics Bank.
Becton and District Rotary handed over £10,300 to the food bank, which is based in Lymington.
The club called its closure “unfortunate” but added it was “tempered by the opportunity to provide substantial support to a wonderful local charity, New Forest Basics Bank, as they strive to provide succour to those in need in our community”.
Branch president Debbie Nottage said: “I am pleased to recognise the outstanding work done by New Forest Basics Bank and be able to hand over this £10,300 to assist their task of feeding those in need in our community”.
Oliver Stanley, chair of New Forest Basics Bank, said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous donation which will help us meet the increasing demand for our services.”
The bank described the donation on its social media as “wow” adding that it was also “very happy” that many of the rotary club members will be volunteering for it in the new year.