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‘Thank you’ to Grantham people for helping appeal

Pictured are, from left - Roger Graves and David Holmes.

Pictured are, from left - Roger Graves and David Holmes.

“Amazing generosity” from Grantham people has seen even more cash go over to Filipino families left devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

The Rotary Club of Grantham has raised around £4,000 for the disaster appeal through bucket collections and Gift Aid.

Over £3,000 was collected from passers-by at Sainsburys, Asda, Costa, Downtown and town centre streets, together with donations from members of the Rotary club.

Delighted president Kevin Lawry said: “If you donated, thank you so much. Well done Grantham!”

Members sent £1,180 to Rotary Shelterboxes, a scheme which sends out large boxes filled with a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, groundsheets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. The Grantham donation will pay for two boxes to be sent out.

In addition, £2,000 will be sent directly to Rotary clubs in Cebu where members are helping smaller communities who have lost everything by buying supplies such as rice, sardines, beef, water and torches.

Further donations for the Rotary collection can be handed in at HSBC bank, Westgate, Grantham.

Pictured are, from left - Roger Graves and David Holmes.

 

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