Maidenhead Rotary Club has been awarded a Bronze Partner Club certificate in recognition of its support for the Rotary disaster relief charity ShelterBox.
ShelterBox specialises in providing vital assistance in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters by flying in specialist containers packed with emergency equipment to aid families who have lost their homes, including tents and shelter kits with stoves, thermal blankets and clothing – everything people will need to survive.
Over the last year Maidenhead Rotary Club has donated a total of £3,909 to the charity which has paid for shelterboxes to be sent to help people suffering from disasters and humanitarian crises across the world. These have included victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, and previously the huge explosion in Beirut and the famine in Yemen.
The Partner Clubs scheme is a new initiative by ShelterBox to say thank you and recognise the support from Rotary Clubs across the country.
Shelterbox spokesman John Cleverley said: “As a celebration of your club’s activities in the past Rotary year, I wanted to offer my thanks on behalf of ShelterBox for the amazing fundraising that you have carried out with your community and as a club.
“We have been bowled over by the support from clubs fundraising in response to the terrible earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria in February.
“Your continued support of our vital work ensures no-one is left without shelter after disaster. It’s only thanks to generous individuals and clubs such as yourselves that we can make the necessary commitment to supporting communities as they recover and rebuild their lives.”