Disaster Collections update

Sun 1st December 2013 - Sat 21st December 2013

Rotary and Melksham rose to the Philippines Challenge

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Guided by President Terry Bazeley, and supported magnificently by all members of the Rotary Club of Melksham, fund-raising for Waterworks Emergency Aid for the Philippines 2013 sprang into action. 

Waterworks is the brainchild of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge and their Water Survival Boxes equipped for just such a disaster.  500 boxes have arrived with 200 more starting their journey, they are going to CEBU for distribution where a base camp is being established.

Through the generosity of ASDA who allowed a collection outside their store on Friday and the swift action of the local council in getting street licences in 24 hours, in time for a Saturday collection in the High Street the Melksham Club were able to take swift action.  All the collectors spoke of the incredible generosity of the people of Melksham and its surrounds and their collecting boxes grew ever heavier.

Together with some other Rotary monies,