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ALL four South­port Ro­tary Clubs worked to­gether again this year to man the garden to raise aware­ness of Shel­terBox for the four days of the South­port Flower Show.

Shel­terBox is a dis­as­ter re­lief char­ity that pro­vides shel­ter, warmth and dig­nity to those who have been ef­fected by dis­as­ter world­wide.

In con­junc­tion with Ro­tary, they de­liver boxes of aid, each of which pro­vides shel­ter for a fam­ily of 10 peo­ple.

The re­sponse teams ac­com­pany the boxes into dis­as­ter zones, re­spond­ing to earth­quakes, vol­ca­noes, hur­ri­canes flood cy­clones, tsunami or con­flict. The theme was the Cu­rios­ity Garden. ADG David Hart­ley, of Me­ols Ro­tary Club, spear­headed the plan­ning of the garden and with his wife, Ro­tar­ian and sec­re­tary of the club Yvonne, along with Pres­i­dent Ged Whit­tle and his wife Lisa, Pres­i­dent Elect, and mem­bers of the club and spon­sors, pro­duced a master­piece on an Alice in Won­der­land theme with a full Shel­terBox as its cen­tre­piece.

The garden was near the Duke Street en­trance.

Many vis­i­tors to the show were drawn to the garden and every day was filled with in­ter­ested par­ties.

Ro­tary mem­bers had a won­der­ful time talking about Shel­terBox and tak­ing en­quiries for a Shel­terbox Speaker to come to their groups or or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Leaflets and a full box were avail­able for vis­i­tors to see and in­for­ma­tion about the coun­tries where the boxes have gone.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found on the web­site www.shel­ or for in­for­ma­tion email info@shel­

If you would like a speaker, please ring Gerry and Pam Heaslip on 0151-9315885.

David Hart­ley has re­cently done an ab­seil from the top of the Angli­can Cathe­dral in Liver­pool and raised more than £800 for Shel­terBox.

If you would like to do­nate, please con­tact David on www.just­giv­ D-HARTLEY2. or call in to Bis­pham Road Post Of­fice.

Ro­tar­i­ans en­joy work­ing in the com­mu­nity mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

If you are in­ter­ested in see­ing more of what we do, just Google District 1180 – you can find clubs in your area and in­for­ma­tion on what we do.

The four Ro­tary Clubs of South­port worked to­gether to man a garden at South­port Flower show to raise aware­ness of Shel­terBox

David Hart­ley, of Me­ols Ro­tary Club, looked af­ter the plan­ning of the Shel­terBox garden

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