Rotary Club raises £784 for earthquake disaster fund

March 3, 2023

The Rotary Club of Howden has raised a fantastic £784 for victims of the Syria and Turkey earthquake.

Following receipt of permission granted promptly by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to do so, The Rotary Club of Howden, the Friends of Howden Rotary and Howden Minster undertook street collections on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 in Howden to raise money to assist the earthquake. They purchased a Shelterbox with the money for delivery to Turkey, and donated £1,000 to Samara’s Aid Appeal for Syria.

Howden Rotary Club President, Maureen Bilsbrough, said: “We were delighted with the support and generosity of the people of Howden. “Over the two days we collected £784.55, a huge thank you to everyone who donated and all our collectors. “The Club intends to top this up to £1,500 and this will enable the Club to purchase another two Shelterboxes for Turkey and donate a further £500 to Samara’s Aid Appeal for Syria.”

A spokesperson for Samara’s Appeal added: “Thank you for the very generous donation from Howden Rotary Club to Samara’s Aid Appeal following the two terrible earthquakes in Syria on February 6. “We can’t thank you enough, and your gift of £1,000 will be such a help in supporting people who have lost so much and are suffering in so many ways.”

Anthony and Celia Scott Warren of Howden Minster and Rotarian’s David Watson with Ian Stewart. (23-02-05 SU)

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