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Coronavirus Rotary Grant helping to support autistic children in the local community

by Kirstie Flack | Jun 24, 2020

Dreamdrops packsCoronavirus Rotary Grant helping to support autistic children in the local community

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s charity dreamdrops has received a kind donation of £300 from the Rotary Club of Huntingdon. The club had successfully approached the Rotary District 1070’s Coronavirus Grant Scheme for £300 to advance the work of dreamdrops.

This has enabled the charity to buy age-appropriate activity packs for local children and their families being supported by dreamdrops.

The packs include colouring books, colour felt tips pens for the older children, dot to dot books for younger children, sticker packs, arts and crafts, doddle magic books, story books with puzzles, bubble wands and fun pads. The parents have also benefitted by receiving adult colouring packs for de-stressing, calming and relaxation, hand repair cream and face moisturiser and relaxing aromatherapy candles.

Part of the grant will go towards providing one of the family's with a SensaHut - a perfect sensory haven indoor tent, where a child can explore ‘glow in the dark’ resources, and retreat from the stresses of daily life for a while.

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Chairman of dreamdrops said: “A huge thank you to everyone at Rotary District 1070, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity in enabling us to provide these care packages for our families who are struggling to cope with all the additional stresses during the current lock down. The gifts that you have enabled us to purchase will make a huge difference to not only the children, but will also be a tremendous help to their families during this time.

“My sincere thanks to David Cozens, President of the Rotary Club of Huntingdon, Assistant Governor, Gloria Haywood from Rotary District 1070 and Mike Andrews, Vice Chairman of dreamdrops for their involvement in making this all possible.”

Assistant Governor, Gloria Haywood from Rotary District 1070 said: “The Rotary Clubs in Huntingdonshire have always had a supportive, close and very caring interest in dreamdrops and the fine work that is achieved.

“It is wonderful that the gifts recently provided can be enjoyed by families impacted by the Corona virus.”

For further information on how you can help raise funds for the charity please visit or email

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