Club wheels in the cash

FUNDRAISER: Buxton Inner Wheel Club raises �1,200 for Disaster Aid UK & Ireland. Pictured back row - Keith Graham (Disaster Aid). Buxton Inner Wheel President Marian Tomlinson, Sue Kardahji, Diana Kemp. Front: Walter Thomas (Disaster Aid), Iris Thomson, Val Howard with a Family Survival Kit. Photo contributed.

FUNDRAISER: Buxton Inner Wheel Club raises �1,200 for Disaster Aid UK & Ireland. Pictured back row - Keith Graham (Disaster Aid). Buxton Inner Wheel President Marian Tomlinson, Sue Kardahji, Diana Kemp. Front: Walter Thomas (Disaster Aid), Iris Thomson, Val Howard with a Family Survival Kit. Photo contributed.

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BUXTON fundraisers have collected £1,200 to fund the purchase of essential survival kits for use in disaster zones.

It comes after The Inner Wheel Club of Buxton’s Overseas Committee held two charity fund-raisers for Disaster Aid UK & Ireland – a member of Disaster Aid International, which is supported by Rotary Clubs around the world.

A Mulled Wine & Mince Pie Evening in December raised £420 and a Quiz Night and Supper in March raised £640. Buxton Rotary generously donated another £140.

This enabled the Inner Wheel to fund three Family Survival Kits, costing £400 each, which provide emergency relief in the event of a disaster.

The kits typically comprise: family size high-sided tents to house ten; blankets; mosquito nets: cooking equipment; tools, and other survival items.

The Inner Wheel thank everyone who supported their events, including Morrison’s and Waitrose who provided prizes.

Anyone interested in Inner Wheel or Rotary should contact Buxton Inner Wheel Secretary Mary Davies on 01298 78336 or Buxton Rotary Secretary Tony Oates on 01298 24695.