Otter Valley Rotarians celebrate �22k charity haul

WHILE countless members of the public will have said thank-you to the Rotary Club of Otter Valley, group members this week turned the tables while celebrating a �22,000 charity haul.

WHILE countless members of the public will have said thank-you to the Rotary Club of Otter Valley, group members this week turned the tables while celebrating a �22,000 charity haul.

Rotarians, who this time last year worked tirelessly to help devastated residents recover from flooding misery, have said a big thank-you to the generous general public.

The club has collected �22,000 for charity Shelterbox, and a large chunk of the cash has come from collections in West Hill.

A Rotary spokesman said: "We would like to start by thanking Potters Market for allowing us to collect for charity outside their premises whenever we ask them, usually immediately after a natural disaster like the recent earthquake in Sumatra and the tsunami in Samoa.


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More importantly, we would like to thank the public, be they from West Hill or wherever, who have been so generous with their donations- some many times over."

The club collects for Shelterbox, which was founded by a Rotarian and helps stricken people in disaster zones across the globe.

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The �22,000 raised by it to date equates to 44 'Shelterboxes', which can house up to ten people and proved them with amenities to live for up to three months.

"Your donations have directly helped 440 people. This is a most praiseworthy achievement - thank you all," added the spokesman.

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