Syria/Turkiye Earthquake appeal

Club collection

The Club turned out to do a collection for the Turkiye-Syria Earthquake disaster. 

After 10 hours collecting from shoppers at Tescos in Osterley, and with generous personal donations from club members, we had about £1200 (with Gift Aid). 

The club voted to donate all the funds collected to Shelterbox.

Shelter Box are fortunate in that they are able to operate in both Türkiye and Syria and to date by working with Rotary and local authorities they have been able to achieve:

They have imported tents into Türkiye soon after the earthquake, more tents and other essential items like blankets, mattresses, stoves, and lighting are almost ready.
Their emergency response teams are based in Gaziantep a large city in southern Türkiye - and Istanbul. They continue to visit affected areas including in Hatay and Adiyaman where there has been significant destruction.
In northern Syria, as well as tents, high thermal blankets, and mattresses, they will be supplying people
with solar lights, water carriers, and multi-purpose cash. Cash assistance gives people who have been
left with very little the flexibility to get what essential items they need. It gives them a choice.

With no electricity, solar lights will help families spend time together during dark evenings, and 
watercarriers will help people store their own drinking water. (from report dated 17/3/23)

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