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Crowborough Rotary supports ShelterBox’s work in Nepal


Following the dreadful earthquake that has devastated Nepal, the Rotary Club of Crowborough has purchased a ShelterBox which has already been disptached to the stricken country.

fef2e0-rotary-nepal-story-for-webA ShelterBox response team travelled to Nepal after Saturday’s 7.8 quake to get a first-hand idea of the scale of destruction and the level of need for shelter.  The UN estimates that eight million people have been affected – over a quarter of the population – and the death toll keeps spiralling, now past 5,000 and expected to at least double.

The ShelterBox, an initiative by Rotary, costs nearly £670, and provides the essentials people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.  Each Shelterbox contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and ground sheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and a children’s activity pack.
Helen Marshall, President of Rotary Club of Crowborough, said:
We gratefully thank the kind people of Crowborough who have enabled us to do this by supporting our charity endeavours in the town.
The Rotary Club will be having a collection at Morrisons Supermarket in Crowborough on Saturday 16th May with the specific aim of raising money for ShelterBox.
For more information about the Club and membership see their website:


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