£2400 raised for the Earthquake appeal in Barnsley Town Centre

The earthquake that has devastated so many homes in Turkey and Syria has touched peoples hearts in Barnsley. Stainborough Rotary organised a collection on Saturday 11th February. and raised a magnificent £2400.


A further £600 has been given from Stainborough Rotary's disaster fund to make the full ammount up to £3000.

Every penny raised will be purchasing Shelter boxes NOW, to help shelter families affected by the earthquakes across Turkey and Syria.

Stainborough Rotary would like to thank Barnsley Council for responding quickly to our request to do the collection within the town centre.

Whats in a shelter box? What has your kind donationsa purchased?


Each box is tailored to the needs of the disaster

Everyone deserves a place to call home. It is a human right and the first step towards recovery after disaster.

Shelter is so much more than just a roof. It’s the foundation for life, families and communities. It is a place to feel safe after days or weeks of fear. It offers protection from harsh weather, privacy, and helps to preserve dignity. It’s a space to heal from trauma.

Shelter and other essential items help people protect themselves from diseases like coronavirus and malaria.

Emergency shelter can also prevent communities from scattering. This means people stay connected and build resilience together.

When you don’t have to keep moving or worry about where to sleep at night, you can think about tomorrow. Items like tents, tarpaulins, tools, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking sets and water filters help to meet the most urgent needs, so you can start to earn a living, send children to school and rebuild your home.

Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but a dry and warm place to sleep, prepare meals and be with your family is the vital first step.

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