Rotary groups club together to raise cash

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ROTARY clubs across the area are springing into action to raise money in aid of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines last Friday.

The groups will hit the streets this week to ask the public to donate towards sending disaster boxes to devastated areas which will provide clean water, shelter and warmth.

Chris Fuller, Havant Rotary Club secretary said: ‘If people are as generous as they were after the 2006 tsunami we are going to make a lot of money.

‘For £600 we can help keep a family of 10 safe and warm. £500 will pay for an Aquabox which will make contaminated water safe to drink.’

Havant Rotary Club will be outside Tesco on Solent Road on Friday and will be at the Meridian Shopping Centre on Saturday from 9am until 4pm.

Rotary district’s disaster chairman Adrian Edgar told The News: ‘Many people have been touched by the severe devastation in the area and this is one way they can help help.’

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