Emergency street collection in Clitheroe for victims of earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand

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earthquake victims in Japan and New Zealand will benefit from an emergency street collection taking place in Clitheroe this weekend.

It has been organised at short notice by the Rotary Clubs of Clitheroe, Ribblesdale and Pendle View, who are joining forces for the street collection this Saturday, March 19th.

All the money collected will go in direct support to those left homeless by the earthquakes and aftermath in Japan and New Zealand.

This will be done through the provision of Shelter Boxes. Each box purchased provides all of the basic requirements of, shelter, tools, cooking equipment and water purification kits to support a family of six.

The Rotary Club of Clitheroe has already committed to provide one box directly from the club, and local churches, starting with St James, have already raised a significant amount for boxes.

It is hoped that throughout the Ribble Valley money raised can be channelled through the Shelter Box appeal, which makes certain that relevant aid reaches those in most need.

Any other local group, businesses or individuals planning to fund-raise for the earthquake victims, or who simply want to make a donation and be sure it reaches the heart of the problem, can contact Rotarian Howard Blackburn on 07977 042867.

Otherwise simply go into Clitheroe town centre on Saturday where you are sure to find a local Rotarian grateful for whatever you can afford to donate.