Rotary Club raises £620 for Haiti quake victims
of Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club raised more than £600 for
people affected by this months earthquake in Haiti last
The volunteers were at Sanders Garden World in Brent Knoll to
help raise funds to send out 'ShelterBoxes' to the homeless in
Peter Burks, General Manager of the garden centre, explained:
"This is a horrific natural disaster and we think it is vitally
important to help the people of Haiti at this tragic time."
"The Burnham Rotary Club is trying to raise as much cash
as possible and we were delighted to help in order to send ShelterBoxes
out to the homeless people in Haiti. The volunteers managed to
raise £620 during the week."
boxes, which are sent out to victims of natural disasters, contain
tents, blankets and vital necessities, such as water purifying
tablets and cooking equipment, to help with day-to-day living.
A ShelterBox, which can last a family for up to six months, was
also on display at the garden centre.
above are Michael Squires, fundraiser for Burnham Rotary Club,
with Dolly El-Mahdi, Assistant Manager at Sanders Garden World