victims helped by Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club
£2,000 has been raised for local charities and the victims
of Pakistan's flood disaster from the sale of books at a temporary
shop in Burnham-On-Sea.
Burnham Rotary Club's summer book shop opened at the start of
August and is operating from the former Thresher's Wine Shop in
College Street until the end of the month.
"Our summer book shop and fireworks collections are the
club's main fundraising events for local beneficiaries, apart
from one-off special events," the Rotary Club's George Moon
told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "We've had a very good response
so far and the shop will remain open until the Bank Holiday Weekend."
Following the flood disaster in Pakistan, the shop also has additional
collection buckets for contributions towards the purchase of Shelterboxes
to help flood victims.
Each Shelterbox, provided by the Rotary Shelterbox Trust, contains
a tent and equipment (apart from food) to provide shelter, survival
and purified water for upto 10 people for a month.
Stocks of Shelterboxes are low, and because each costs around
£500 to produce and equip, the need for more donations is
urgent. Boxes will continue to be sent until the need in Palistan
Pictured are Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club members Rachel and
Peter Gough at the group's fundraising book shop this week