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Tin collection pupils help raise £6k for fund

Malvern Editorial 21st Jul, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

COLWALL pupils helped to raise almost £6,000 for the disaster victims of the Nepal earthquakes by collecting tins in their area.

The money has been donated to ShelterBoxes and will be used to provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to those affected by the tremors.

The youngsters from Downs School, along with their parents and teachers, joined forces with Malvern residents to collect enough cans to raise the whopping figure for the cause.

A collection was also held by the village’s Rotarians in Church Walk along with a charity wine and cheese evening at Mumpreneurs – this was organised by Sarah Grout from Malvern Party and Balloons.

Tony Brook, Colwall Rotary Club’s incoming president, said they begun fund-raising for ShelterBox in 2000.

He added the cause responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflicts by delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.

Simon Thompson, the club’s junior vice president, said wherever there had been a disaster in the world you saw Shelterbox tents keeping families alive.

He added: “It is the largest amount we have been able to raise for the charity to date and for that we are really delighted.

“The vast majority of the money raised actually goes into doing what people have donated the money for and it is not being used to pay any big salaries or anything like that.”

He thanked everyone for their kind donations.

Visit www.shelterbox.org for more information.

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