More than £1,700 has been raised to benefit the people devastated by two recent earthquakes in Nepal, thanks to the generosity harnessed by the Rotary Club of High Suffolk.
Rotarians collected more than £1,600, including one individual donation upwards of £500, from passing voters during an ‘Election Collection’ event in Debenham on May 7.
This was later topped up to £1,770, to be pledged to disaster relief charity ShelterBox, which provides temporary shelters to families displaced from their homes.
Elaine Nightingale, a Rotarian speaking on behalf of the club, said: “The Rotary Club of High Suffolk would like to send a sincere thank-you to the people of Debenham who gave so generously to provide essential support for the people of Nepal.
“Supporting victims of the disaster in Nepal is a cause important to the Rotary Club of High Suffolk, as a former member of the club is a retired Ghurkha officer living in Nepal.
“Those contributing in Debenham expressed support and sympathy for those affected by the earthquakes and many expressed appreciation for the role of Nepalese Gurkhas in the British Army.”
To find out more about the international aid work carried out by ShelterBox, visit www.shelterbox.org