posted on June 23, 2015 06:52
At Colwall Rotary’s annual Club Assembly last week, Paul Lucas, out-going President, thanked the parents, staff and students at Downs School and the people of Malvern Hills for giving so generously to ShelterBox to provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to Nepal following the earthquakes.
Nearly £6000 in total has been raised, by
- The Downs School in Colwall (photo of the School presenting John Shuker of Colwall Rotary with their donation)
- a collection by Rotarians in Church Walk,
- collection tins around the area, and
- a wine and cheese evening at Mumpreneurs, organised by Sarah Grout, of Malvern Party and Balloons.
Tony Brook, incoming President, said that, since they began in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.
Giving to ShelterBox means that every penny donated goes direct to disaster relief, and immediately, as there is always a supply of ShelterBoxes, in a dedicated Rotary warehouse in Cornwall, ready and waiting to be shipped out as soon as they are needed.
He also said that Colwall Rotary would continue its aim to be on the streets collecting, within days of a disaster, so that ShelterBox always has our support to get effective relief on the ground, as soon as people need it.
ShelterBox has now gone “Hollywood”, with their tents and boxes visible at the end of the new movie San Andreas. There is also a 'hero shot' of Dwayne Johnson standing in front of a ShelterBox tent with the distinctive green logo.
Background to Rotary International's link to ShelterBox