March 20, 2011
rallies round to help Japan earthquake victims
across the Burnham-On-Sea area are rallying round to raise money
for those affected by last week's Japanese earthquake
Burnham Beavers and Cubs have this week presented a cheque for
£490 to Shelterbox, an organisation that provides survival
packs to victims of natural disasters, including the Japanese
And Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club says there has been an "excellent
response" to its collections at Sanders Garden World over
the past week.
club's George Moon told Burnham-On-Sea.com that collections on
Wednesday and Thursday had raised £700 alone.
"There has been an excellent response so far, and a further
collection will be held on Tuesday (22nd March) specifically to
fund the replenishment of Rotary Water Survival Boxes," he
"These boxes have been produced by the Rotary Club and have
already gone to Japan to enable disaster victims to have clean,
drinkable water. The funds will also help to replace Rotary Shelterboxes
already sent within hours of the disaster occurring."
Burnham Beavers leader Mandy Williams explained that the youngsters
had been pleased to be helping such a good cause.
She told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Beavers and Cubs have
raised the money over the past year from raffles and a scavenger
hunt and had a visit from Shelterbox's Clive Morris when the money
was handed over. He explained that the boxes would hopefully be
going to Japan and other troublespots around the world."
Meanwhile, Burnham Rotary Club will also be re-opening its Rotary
Bookshop in College Street, Burnham between 10am-4pm from Wednesday
23rd to Saturday 26th March to raise further cash for victims
of the Japanese disaster.