Sunday, 22 July 2018

Shoppers happy to give twice

MORE than £800 has been raised for the victims of the Nepal earthquake by the Rotary

MORE than £800 has been raised for the victims of the Nepal earthquake by the Rotary Club of Henley Bridge.

The club held a collection in Market Place, Bell Street and King’s Road car park from 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

The money will go towards survival packs called Shelterboxes for those left homeless by the quake.

Each Shelterbox costs £590 and includes a 10-person tent, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit and children’s activity pack.

They have already begun to arrived in Nepal.

Joy Arnott, president-elect of the club, said: “We found people to be very generous. A lot of them had previously donated but were still happy to put something in our buckets as well.”

The Henley College is hosting a collection for victims of the earthquake. Blankets, food, clothing and toiletries can be dropped off at the college reception at the Deanfield Avenue campus until Thursday.

Storage boxes have been provided by Wilkins Removals next door.

The college has 22 cleaning staff who are Nepalese.

Principal Jayne Davis said: “Staff and students have felt very concerned about the situation in Nepal.

“We are particularly touched as our Nepalese employees are much-loved members of the college community. We are trying as hard as we can to help support those in need with this appeal.”

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