Curry proves a hot ticket for Nepal fundraisers as Rotary fundraisers spice things up in Hitchin and Stevenage
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Fundraisers got cracking in the kitchen when they wanted to support the crippled nation of Nepal, devastated by an earthquake which has claimed thousands of lives.
Members of Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club, which regularly funds Shelterbox kits used in the wake of disasters around the globe to give families the basics they need for short-term survival, splashed out on the spices to create a range of tempting dishes for their Kurry for Kathmandu stall in the town’s Market Place on Saturday morning.
The worldwide Rotary organisation has identified an urgent need for hundreds more shelterboxes and other supplies to be airlifted into Nepal
Saturday’s session was a sellout success, said vice-president Mike Wells, with more than £1,300 being raised.
The club will add the extra money needed to meet the £1,785 bill for three shelterbox kits, with philanthrophic organisation The Big Give providing matched funding to boost the total to six.
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Stevenage Grange Rotary Club held collections at the Sainsbury’s store in Poplars over the weekend.
The club plans to use the money to fund long-term projects includinginitiatives to rescue children from sex trafficking.
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It has pledged to match fund donations up to £2,000.