Rotary Club to take to Sidmouth to raise money for ShelterBox
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Sidmouth’s Rotarians will be out in force next week to help raise money to help those hit by natural disasters.
The club is holding a collection to purchase equipment provided by the charity ShelterBox to send to families in affected countries.
The organisation sends green boxes and kits containing family-sized tents, tools, cooking sets, solar lights and activities for children.
For every £230 raised, the group can provide an all-purpose tent for a large family to share until their home is repaired.
Nigel Sharp, from the club, said: “The charity was formed by a Rotary member many years ago and has since developed to be a major sauce of providing essential equipment to disaster ravaged countries.”
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The charity is still based in Cornwall and has a site in Panama where it stores three thousand boxes.
Rotarians will be collecting in the Market Square from 10am to 4pm, on Saturday, September 30.
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