Fri 15 May 2015
Having recently undertaken voluntary work in Nepal, local resident Shirley Rose was horrified by the news of April's catastrophic earthquake which hit the area in which she had worked. Thankfully, none of her friends or colleagues were seriously hurt or killed. Given her deep affection for the Nepalese, Shirley was determined to do something to help. Enlisting assistance from her friends and workmates, they quickly organised a raffle, cake sale, and coffee morning. Numerous local businesses, shops and restaurants donated modest prizes. In less than a week, the total raised for Save the Children and the Disasters Emergency Committee was almost £1,500. What a pleasure it is to live in such a generous and humanitarian community.
Shirley would like to thank everyone who helped and made donations. Special mentions go to Denise Donoghue, the women’s Friday morning coffee group, Hazelwood School Year 5, and to St Harmonica's blues club for their exceptionally generous help.
Anyone still wishing to donate to the Nepal appeal can do so on-line at: http://www.dec.org.uk/appeals/nepal-earthquake-appeal
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