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Combined Rotary help for disaster

Alford and Mablethorpe Rotary club president the Reverend Canon Chris Lilley with members Grant Allan and Ian Noyes outside Alford Manor House.

Alford and Mablethorpe Rotary club president the Reverend Canon Chris Lilley with members Grant Allan and Ian Noyes outside Alford Manor House.

The Rotary clubs around the area have been working hard in response to the disaster in the Philippines by sending support and raising funds.

The Rotary Club of Skegness has sent total funds of £7,660 as part of its work in supporting international projects and disaster relief.

Initially the club sent £2,600 but has upped its aid by sending another £5,000 to help provide emergency help to families, thanks to a donation.

“A very generous donation has been made to the club to use specifically for this disaster for which we are extremely grateful,” said a spokesperson for the club.

The Rotary club for Alford and Mablethorpe is also continuing its help with the Philippines Appeal.

The club has placed a demonstration Shelterbox tent amongst the Christmas trees outside the Manor House at Alford highlighting the needs of those who really need help this Christmas.

A fully stocked Shelterbox costs around £590 and the Alford and Mabelthorpe club has already raised the funds for five boxes - but the need continues.

One Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and life-saving supplies for families. It consists of a tent with capacity for 10 people, blankets, ground sheets, water storage, filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a tool kit and a children’s activity pack.

And a total of six Shelterboxes have now been funded since September by The Skegness Rotary Club, four for the most recent disasters in Syria and the Philippines. Further funding has also been sent to “WorldWaterWorks”, who provide Water Survival Boxes.

Alford and Mablethorpe Club president, The Reverend Canon Chris Lilley said: “When something slips out of the press it doesn’t mean the problem is over, thank you to everyone who has supported this so far but please help us to go further.”

 

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