Ukraine refugee crisis - Emergency Appeal

Thanks to a wonderful response from the people of Pershore, our street collection on Saturday 5th March raised an amazing £2,483.88 for organisations supporting the Ukrainian refugees. Collections around the town were manned by Pershore Rotarians, Pershore Inner Wheel members and several volunteering friends. A huge thanks to all of them for supporting such a worthwhile cause and for standing out there on what was such a cold but rewarding day. With online donations and Gift Aid, the total funds received to date exceeds £4,000.

Finding the right organisations to receive the money has not been easy due to the local circumstances and the large numbers of refuges crossing the borders. However, we have sent £2,000 to ShelterBox, a Rotary Project Partner, and £1,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), both of whom are on the ground in the area and helping to support the refugees. The remainder of the money will be donated once all funds have been received.

We are grateful to Asda and Tesco in Pershore for allowing us to collect outside their stores, to Hughes & Co Printers for sponsoring posters and to Wychavon District Council’s Regulatory Services for processing our street collection permit application in just 48 hours.

Rotary members and The Rotary Foundation play a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts. Working closely with our partner ShelterBox and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of a community’s recovery.

To join us or for more information about Rotary in Pershore, contact Kit Carson or on 07747 117624