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Southport Rotary Supports Haiti and Polio Plus


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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