The Shelter Boxes scheme is one of the best ways of giving support to those suffering as a result of the many natural disasters. Half a million boxes have now been sent to disaster areas around the world. The Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland site tells the story.
The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens has funded several boxes but now the need for boxes is greater than ever!
Please support us so that we can support the Shelter Box Scheme!
The Richmond Borough Clubs displayed a Shelter box with its contents on our Rotary Awareness stall at Kew Fayre recently.
Iain Young, the Rotary GB&I Disaster Response Coordinator recently wrote to all the Rotary Clubs in Rotary GB&I:-
We have seen a considerable rise in the reporting of natural disasters, as has been the case over the past few weeks. You are aware of the flooding in Nepal, Pakistan and India, Floods in Korea, the earthquake in Peru, Hurricane Dean which swept the Caribbean, the Yucatan Peninsula, and Mexico. Most recently, forest fires have been burning fiercely in Greece, it is thought due to wilful fire-raising, rather than natural causes. However, all have contributed to an unprecedented rise in disaster situations.
I have received a message from ShelterBox, reporting that at the time of writing they are EXTREMELY BUSY, and really stretched, dealing with deliveries of boxes to Pakistan, Nepal, Peru, and now a request from Northern Korea, which will be the first delivery into that country. Tom Henderson indicates that as always, they can only despatch what they have available from stock. Clubs in Rotary GB&I as always, continue to be extremely generous in their support, but ShelterBox, as with the other Box Projects, can only send what is available in stock. Without your continuing support that stock will deplete very swiftly, and when another disaster comes along, as surely will happen, there will be few boxes to send. Please please keep up the good work throughout the Districts, and support your chosen Box Project with donations. these donations are needed more than ever at this time. Thank you from all of the Box Projects, in anticipation of your continuing valued support - ShelterBox, Aquabox, Life-Box and Water-Survival Box.
Iain R. Young
more Sue distributed 57 bags to local schools (Queen's, Darell & Riverside) and 9 to Crossroads Care.
more Sue delivered 12 Christmas food bags on behalf of the club to families at local schools and 8 to families with special needs at Crossroads Care. All of the children are on free school meals!
more Demand for foodbanks is predicted to go up by 50% in 2022 and families in our community are having to make the impossible decision to choose between staying warm or buying food. You can help these families today.
more We are delighted to be able to supply food for Richmond Food Bank. The demand for food parcels continues.
more This year we distributed Usborne Dictionaries to 6 of the Kew Primary schools. Here, Peter King, left, and George Goddard meet year 5's at Kew Riverside Primary School.
more 8th February 2017. Lively Jazz from Paul Williams and Friends! Delicious Dinner kindly donated by the Maid of Honour!
more Here are children from Kew Green Preparatory School. Kew Village Market generously finance the purchase of the Dictionaries.
more A cheque for £500 to Kew Neighbourhood Association.
more Anton, David and Seni were among those members on duty on the Stall near Kew Gardens station on Sunday, 7th August 2016.
more On Friday 24th June, the five Rotary Clubs in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames came together to run a Technology Tournament for local schools.
more Thanks to all concerned for an excellent evening.
more Members enjoy a tour of The House of Commons.
more Look out for Santa in driving around the Roads of Kew!
more Induction of RIBI President, Peter King.
more Sunday, 2nd March 2014. We were delighted that the Kew Sunday Market organizers again gave us a donation towards the cost of the Dictionaries for Schools.
more Stroke Awareness at the National Archives.
more A selection of hand made Christmas wreaths are on sale to raise money in support of Rotary charities. They can also be purchased at the "Kew Sparkle evening" on 6th December.
more Rotary Chicken photos.
more Photo gallery
more The jokes!
more RIBI President
more Kids Out
more Charter Aniversary
more Wine and Chestnuts
more Workhouse Fun
more Able's picture
more Community Vocational
more Umhlanger School Computer
more Music ans Art in Romania.
more August 2009. The club undertake the job of re-painting Effi's shop front.
more Polio campaign
more The Stoop.
more Photo Gallery
more We were downstairs at Sammy's Bar in Teddington.
more 14th August 2010
more 2010 Vocational Award
more Twickenham's annual quiz night is always a popular event. On this occasion we were delighted to present a cheque jointly with the Rotary Club of Twickenham for £1000 to The Mulberry Centre which gives information and support to cancer sufferers.
more The Courses are run by GO KIDS GO. Our task is to find a venue for a course and do much of the administration and promotion. We are indebted to Enjoy Work at Chiswick Park who very kindly agreed to host the last course.
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