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Clitheroe Rotary Club Shelterboxes aid for Philippines

A Shelterbox being put into action in the Philippines

A Shelterbox being put into action in the Philippines

Enough money to supply five lifesaving Shelterboxes has already been donated by the Rotary Club of Clitheroe in the wake of the Philippines typhoon disaster.

The local club is a long-time supporter of Shelterbox – a charity which sends the emergency boxes to wherever in the world they are needed after a crisis or disaster.

Each large green ShelterBox is tailored to suit whatever disaster it is sent to alleviate, but typically they contain a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, groundsheets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

After the Philippines disaster, Rotary Club of Clitheroe members – supported by fellow Rotarians from the Ribblesdale Club – held a street collection in Clitheroe, raising almost £3,000.

Howard Blackburn, spokesman for the Clitheroe Rotarians, said: “The funds raised have so far helped to buy five Shelterboxes and it is hoped that at least another one or two will follow.”

If anyone, or perhaps a local church group, school, business or other organisation, would like to contribute and help to provide much-needed disaster relief in the Philippines, contact Howard on 079770 42867.

 

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