Rotary Club to take to Sidmouth to raise money for ShelterBox

Paul Whitehouse and Barry Chapman of Rotary club of Sidmouth collecting for shelterbox Nepal disaste

Paul Whitehouse and Barry Chapman of Rotary club of Sidmouth collecting for shelterbox Nepal disaster appeal. Ref shs 6443-19-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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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To find out more about ShelterBox visit:

www.shelterbox.org

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