Shelterbox at Three Mile Cross

On the 30th September Fraser's Budgens and the Rotary clubs of Easthampstead and Maiden Erlegh demonstrated the amazing support the charity Shelterbox is providing to families who have been made homeless by many of the recent disasters. At Three Mile Cross the Rotary club of Easthampstead erected and demonstrated the contents of a Shelterbox that can provide short term emergency, life saving accommodation to those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.

Customers who came to the site on Saturday were invited to see inside the tents and contents of a Shelterbox. Many were surprised that everything, from the large stormproof tent, wood burning stove, cooking pots, cups, plates blankets and children activity bags, could all fit in the box. Rotary members we on hand to inform visitors about the Shelterbox program that has been supported by the Easthampstead club for the past 10 years.

As a charity Shelterbox relies on fund raising and voluntary help to purchase and distribute Shelterboxes to the most needy in locations where basic infrastructure like roads, transport and utilities have been severely disrupted. More information about Shelterbox and their amazing success stories can be found on their website; if you would like to know more about the work Rotary does please go to and select the contact page, membership form. Rotary also have an open day at the Coppid Beech Hotel on the 30th September, please lets us know if you wish to come along to meets the members.

As a result of the support from Fraser's Budgens  and the generous contributions made by visitors, totalling a fantastic £343.73 on the day, Rotary will be able to fund additional Shelterboxes to protect families who have lost everything through natural disasters or conflict.

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