Rotary International and Rotary Clubs around the world celebrated one hundred and
five years of ‘Service Above Self’ on Tuesday 23rd February, and to celebrate the
event the three Southport Rotary Clubs joined together to show what can be done to
relieve suffering. An exhibition in the Wayfarers’ Arcade, together with a collection,
raised awareness of the contribution of ShelterBox to relief efforts in Haiti and
funds for the continuing programme of Polio Plus
Each day during the week 22nd-28th February, a team of Rotarians from the three Clubs
manned the tent in the Arcade, and explained to passers-by and shoppers just exactly
what ShelterBoxes mean to the recipients in areas of disaster. In the Arcade, and
at the entrance, other Rotarians were happily taking the strain of surplus cash being
donated for our projects.
Rtns David Lloyd from Southport Meols RC, and Chris Leather from Southport RC were
interviewed at the Wayfarers’ Arcade by Martin Hovden for Dune FM. Click on the microphone
to hear the interview.
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The contents of a ShelterBox both impress and shock. People are impressed that so
much can be packed into such a compact container but then, once the realisation hits
that this is home, and all its contents, for ten people, there is the shock of what
the box actually means. Possibly this empathy is the reason why, at times of disaster,
so much is donated by the people of Great Britain.
Finally, our picture boards get the message across much better than mere words.
We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has helped with donations,
or in other ways, to our projects!
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