Caterham Rotary Club’s link with the local Salvation Army Church goes back many years and over the last 5 years this has grown with the development of The Christmas Toy appeal which links up with a number of local employers including Croudace Homes Group, Buxton’s Building Contractors and Linden Homes.

 More recently the effects of Covid-19 has increased the pressures on many individuals and families in Caterham and the surrounding area whom The Salvation Army are in contact with throughout the year.   Their support includes the provision of fruit and vegetables, longer term food parcels, babies’ nappies as well as supporting those experiencing domestic abuse.

 Rotarian Stephanie Barrett commented “We recognised that the local Salvation Army needed support to meet the costs of providing for more food and essentials to local people who are struggling and we are therefore pleased to have made a donation of £1000 recognising the immediate needs”

Ailsa Flinders the local Corp Officer for the Caterham Salvation Army commented  “We would like to  thank Caterham Rotary for their generous financial gift which we will use wisely to help those in our area who are less fortunate than ourselves.”

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