Great response to Nepal Earthquake Appeal Collection 2nd May
Eccleshall Rotary Club made a collection at the Co-op on Saturday 2nd May starting at 9 am - finishing at about 2pm. We will be accompanied by two Gurkha soldiers in uniform from
The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia had a bucket collection at the Co-operative Supermarket in Eccleshall this morning (2nd May 2015) a week after a huge earthquake that is estimated to have affected 8 million people, hit Nepal.
Co-op manager John James was keen to help and allowed us to collect at the store.
248 Gurkha Signals Squadron 22 Signals Regiment at Beaconside Barracks in Stafford were contacted and they offered to send two of their finest to help us.
The response from the public in Eccleshall was phenomenal and a staggering £1,534.15* was collected in just 4½ hours.
(*This figure includes £116.25 Gift Aid that we will be able to recover from HMRC thanks to the 42 people that completed declaration forms)
The money collected will be used by Disaster Aid UK & Ireland to get Emergency boxes with shelters and water purification equipment to the more remote communities in Nepal. Their response teams are in the country and will ensure the aid reaches those that need it the most