Friday 21 January 2011
£20k donation strengthens local Rotary Club’s support
Pictured left to right: David Hatcher, Abigail Connolly, John Evans and Tim Woodland.
International disaster relief charity, ShelterBox, received a £20,000 boost on January 20 from the Joyce Dickinson Trust at a presentation evening hosted by members of the Rotary Club of Heathfield and Waldron.
ShelterBox volunteer aid worker, David Hatcher, attended the evening meeting at the Halland Forge Hotel and accepted the cheque on ShelterBox’s behalf. He spoke about the work ShelterBox does around the world and some of his experiences delivering aid in Haiti following the earthquake last year.
John Evans and Tim Woodland, both past Presidents of the Rotary Club, said: “The Rotary Club of Heathfield and Waldron are long-term supporters of ShelterBox and have donated money for ShelterBoxes on a regular basis in the past. We are also Trustees of the Joyce Dickinson Trust, also known as Rainbow Children's Holidays, and it is because of the connection with Rotary and ShelterBox’s work around the world helping families and children cope in the aftermath of disaster that we decided to donate £20,000 to Shelterbox.”
Tim Bunting, ShelterBox UK Head of Fundraising, said: “We can't thank the Joyce Dickinson Trust enough for their incredibly generous donation. As we move into 2011, their support will allow us to continue providing emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies to families around the world at a time when they need it most. This donation is equivalent to nearly 40 ShelterBoxes- sufficient to support hundreds of families in areas struck by disaster.”