Following the devastating earthquakes which recently struck Nepal, Lavenham Churchwarden, David Deacon, spoke recently to the Parochial Church Council of the work which the Rotary Club does in providing “Shelter Boxes” for use around the world in times of disaster.
These purpose built boxes are tailored to a specific disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and a children’s activity pack. In colder countries, such as Nepal, the boxes are ‘winterised’ and therefore include more blankets and groundsheets and a thermal liner that fits between the inner and outer layers of the tent retaining more heat.
Lavenham Church’s Response
Each box costs about £590 and as a church congregation we are actively raising funds to purchase at least one box.
We are delighted that at its meeting on the 20th May 2015, Lavenham Parochial Church Council have committed to donate the funds to buy an additional box, over and above whatever the congregation raises.
If you wish to support this fundraising effort, cheques payable to “Rotary Club of Sudbury Talbot” can be left in church, where Gift Aid envelopes are also available. Additional opportunities for donating will also available during our Sunday services over the coming weeks.
For more information please contact David Deacon on 01787 248147 or firstname.lastname@example.org