Beer unites to raise money for Nepal

PUBLISHED: 16:27 09 May 2015

Jenny Morgan and Kath Cobbold at the Beer appeal event for the Nepal earthquake disaster. Ref shb 6456-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Jenny Morgan and Kath Cobbold at the Beer appeal event for the Nepal earthquake disaster. Ref shb 6456-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Beer residents rallied together to help earthquake-hit families in Nepal, raising more than £2,000.

The Beer appeal event for the Nepal earthquake disaster. Ref shb 6452-19-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeThe Beer appeal event for the Nepal earthquake disaster. Ref shb 6452-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Organisers worked hard to host a coffee morning and bring and buy sale on Saturday morning, drawing in the crowds despite the bad weather.

Susan Green, one of the organisers, said: “I wanted to catch the momentum of the whole tragedy. It is all very sad. We just wanted people to be able to make a donation.

“People were so generous; they brought it and they bought it. We had a great raffle. It was amazing.”

Mrs Green’s nephew, Ross Adkins, works as a journalist and translator in Kathmandu.

The Beer appeal event for the Nepal earthquake disaster. Ref shb 6451-19-15TI. Picture: Terry IfeThe Beer appeal event for the Nepal earthquake disaster. Ref shb 6451-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

When the earthquake struck, it left family members concerned for a few hours as they waited to hear from him.

She said: “People in Beer have a reputation for really getting together and coming up trumps when it is needed.”

The money will go to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal.


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