Big ‘thank you’ from Rotary for Nepal cash

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GENEROUS members of the public donated almost £2,000 for victims of the Nepal earthquake in one day.

Volunteers from The Rotary Club of Waterlooville were in the town centre at the weekend with collection buckets.

President Ken Berry said he was stunned by the response.

‘I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of the people in our town,’ he said.

‘We have had appeals like this before and the response has always been excellent but this appeal beats all records.

‘We believe deeply in providing essential supplies rather than money and shelter boxes are a living example of this.

‘They are already on the ground in Nepal, housing beleaguered families.

‘There are even examples of them being used by staff at Kathmandu hospitals to treat casualties.

‘And thanks to the good people of Waterlooville we can provide even more support.

‘Thank you and hats off to you.’

Shelter boxes provide shelter, bedding, water and living essentials for a family of 10 people.