Collection for quake victims

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FUNDRAISERS have moved quickly to respond to the devastation facing hundreds of thousands of people affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

In reaction to the disaster, Sudbury’s two Rotary Clubs secured a street collection permit and will be outside the town hall on Saturday collecting for the cause.

Club members will be looking to raise money for ShelterBox, a charity which provides emergency relief boxes for extended families of up to 10 people.

Valerie Goodchild, Sudbury Talbot rotarian and town mayoress, said: “Sudbury people have always responded superbly to appeals for help, and have been impressed by the practicality of ShelterBoxes when we conducted similar collections.”

ShelterBoxes provide vital essentials needed to help people survive during the aftermath of disasters and contain tents, a tool kit and cooking equipment.

Each box costs £590 and will be sent to Japan following Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which is feared to have killed10,000 people, with a further 300,000 evacuated from their homes.