Category Archives: Collections

Raising cash for Hurricane Irma victims

Many thousands of people have been affected by Hurricane Irma over the past couple of weeks. It destroyed around 90 percent of the Caribbean island of Barbuda, and devastated vast areas of St Martin, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, South Eastern Bahamas and Florida. Authorities in St. Martin said 95 percent of the French part of the island was destroyed.

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Devizes Rotary therefore arranged a street collection last Thursday which raised £568.66 due to the generosity of the Devizes public. This has already been sent to the ShelterBox charity, who are continuing to ship much needed supplies to help alleviate the enormous suffering caused by the hurricane.

Devizes Rotary will send a further £500 in the next few days to help with that effort.

A big thank you to all who contributed so generously to the collection, and if you’d like to make your own contribution please go to https://www.shelterbox.org/hurricane-irma

Devizes Rotary Club Christmas Collection and Hampers

Street Collection

At the end of last month the club held it’s annual street collection in Devizes town centre, and over £500 was collected – despite the rain! This was a great result, and we’d like to thank everyone that contributed very much for their generosity.

Christmas Hampers

The cash raised was then used to buy the contents for Christmas Hampers. These were then boxed up and donated to 22 worthy families throughout the Devizes area.

  • Three of the Hampers were given to the Health Visitor Office within Wiltshire Children’s Community Services for them to distribute.
  • Three more were given to the Head Teacher (Jon Hamp) of The Springfields Academy for them to distribute.
  • The remaining fourteen were distributed by Rotary Members.

Christmas Card Collection

Thanks to everyone at the club who donated their unwanted Christmas Capturecards to the Devizes School Christmas Card collection in aid of the Woodland Trust.  Once again the school partnered with Wiltshire Waste recycling and Centerparcs, and the Rotary Club of Devizes are delighted to be able to add their support.

In previous years over 13,000 cards have been collected.

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