The Rotary Club of Thanet is supporting ShelterBox
UPDATE - 15th February 2022
Further to the fundraising efforts of club members in
November 2021 at Pierrmont Hall Broadstairs
The Rotary club of Thanet is pleased to announce that
the club has now raised sufficient funds to buy a
ShelterBox provides a refuge for those who have been hit by disaster.
Having somewhere dry and warm to sleep, to prepare meals and be with your family is vital for starting the long process of rebuilding your life.
Almost a year after taking loan possession of a ShelterBox, we were able to show off the tent and all else that comes with it. And the weather was there to meet us.We erected the tent as the hail fell. We met many interesting and generous people as they took advantage of the occasional breaks in the weather to come and support local choirs or buy something warm and cheering from the Xmas stalls.
But unfortunately there were not enough of them and our pickings were slim. £300 on the day and that in large part from one of our club members. But with Gift Aid almost £380. We will do better another day, but even this relatively small amount is the equivalent of 4 of the shelter kits to help families repair their homes after a disaster with useful tools and a tarpaulin or 27 of the solar lights which come with each box so that families can eat together in the evening or children do their homework. We have collected over £9000 for ShelterBox over recent years which is not too shabby.
If interested in the work of ShelterBox, you can access their website above. This extract from the site will give you an idea.
WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO US
We can’t do it alone
We are one big international team united in the belief that no family should go without shelter after disaster. We build lasting relationships and are good to each other.
We make a tangible impact
Our purpose is simple and we want to keep it that way. We work in a complex world but we keep focused on making a real difference to peoples lives.
We do the right thing
We strive to do the right thing. People are at the heart of everything we do. We have a responsibility to make the best decisions for the communities we support and listen to and learn from each other.
We plan for tomorrow
We are forward-thinking. We continually seek new ways to tackle the challenges we face, proactively researching new ideas and adapting to changing circumstances.
Because … disasters don’t wait
Disasters don’t wait. So we step up, set priorities and trust our people to get things done. We expect the unexpected and adapt quickly. We plan for tomorrow, do the right thing and work together to make a tangible impact.
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