Members of a Market Weighton rotary club collected 40 Christmas presents in just two days for children in need after receiving an urgent appeal for help.
The club, which launched a few weeks ago as a satellite of its neighbour in Pocklington, is on the way to becoming an independent club calling itself the Weighton and Wolds Rotary Club, covering the Market Weighton and surrounding villages.
It has already raised more than £12,000 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. At its most recent meeting, member Sue Sissons alerted the club to an appeal by the East Riding Council’s Child Safeguarding Team, for presents for children whose families would struggle to buy presents this year.
The meeting was on a Wednesday and just 48 hours later Sue’s boutique was filled with more than 40 presents donated by members.
“It was an amazing response, and just what the Rotary is all about,” said Sue.
A representative of the ERYC safeguarding team said: “We would like to thank the Weighton and Wolds Rotary Club for their fantastic response.
“We are grateful to all organisations who have donated presents so generously to help make Christmas special for children in need in our area.”