Shelterbox Awareness Day - Tuesday the 17th October
Rotarian Alan Jones came and set up a shelterbox tent and equipment in the grounds of the Royal hotel Skegness and Skegness Rotarians hosted over 80 children/teachers and parents who came to view the shelterbox and learn about its use.
The children learnt about how it is to be left with nothing whether through natural disaster or conflict. They learnt that for £590 a box can be purchased which can house a family of 6 for up to 2 years. These include blankets/mosquito nets/cooking equipment/solar lighting/water purification and containers etc
86 million people worlwide are displaced around the world with only 22 million displaced through natural disaster and these shelterbox supplies provide and essential support to aid rebuilding people lives and allow them to re-establish their family and economic viability and support for refugee relief programmes throughout the world.
Skegness Rotary has already funded 3 boxes over the past 3 months and
President Andrew was able to present another cheque for the purchase of one more during the meeting.
A great day was had by all.
600 jumpers from the Skegness Academy to aid Rotary refugee relief
After the evening presentation to Skegness Rotary Club members there was a remarkable donation of 600 jumpers from the Skegness Academy to aid Rotary refugee relief . Mr Pagliano; Head of the 6th Form at Skegness Academy; attended to make the presentation. These jumpers will be sent to refugee relief in Croatia/Muldovia and the Ukraine to support the relief projects working with children. Thank you Skegness Academy!!!