The Rotary Club of Tranent was visited by the project manager of East Lothian Roots and Fruits, as members presented the group with a donation of £2,000 towards their cause.

East Lothian Roots and Fruits aims to make fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible, and to improve on current services which tackle poverty and health in the county.

The organisation currently carries out a wide range of services which include weekly fruit and vegetable box deliveries, a delivery service to housebound, disabled and isolated people, cookery workshops and health promotion sessions.

Pamela McKinlay, project manager of East Lothian Roots and Fruits, attended an evening with the Rotary Club of Tranent, where she gave a talk on the history of Roots and Fruits and how it contributed towards the community of East Lothian.

Pamela said: “Every person in East Lothian should have access to healthy, affordable and good nutritious food.”

She went on to explain how the donation of £2,000 from the Rotary Club of Tranent would be used to enhance the project’s garden for the benefit of the community.