Leighton-Linslade Rotary responds to Covid crisis in India through Hope For Life project
'We felt strongly that the people of Leighton Linslade would not want us to stand by and see the people of India suffer'
The Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade is responding to the Covid crises in India by joining with fellow clubs in Beds, Bucks and Herts to ensure vital oxygen concentrators reach the very poorest in Indian society, many of whom cannot access hospital facilities.
Linking with a local Rotary District in India to ensure minimal bureaucracy, the Leighton-Linslade club is donating £1,200 - the cost of two oxygen concentrators and this is being matched by other local Rotary clubs in a concerted effort to assist the Indian people as they struggle to survive the dire conditions created by Covid in their country.
Simon Marshall, president of Leighton-Linslade Rotary said: "At the outset of Covid in the UK, Rotary in Leighton Linslade joined forces with others to fund PPE, support food banks and work with those struggling to cope in the unprecedented times.
"More recently we have helped out at the vaccine centre. We felt strongly that the people of Leighton Linslade would not want us to stand by and see the people of India suffer when it was in our power to do something to help so we had no hesitation in joining the Hope For Life project.
"We feel proud to use those small donations given by the people of Leighton Linslade to help save lives in India at this terrible time and as always we are grateful to our local community for its generosity and support “
If you would like to financially support Leighton-Linslade Rotary in this project or its other work in the community just follow the link to the Clubs Trust Fund at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1019770