Portishead rotarians donate to disaster relief efforts

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2018

Lombok in Indonesia has been hit by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.

Lombok in Indonesia has been hit by a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.

Supplied

Rotarians have been helping relief efforts in two Asian countries hit by devastating natural disasters.

Members of the Rotary Club of Portishead have given donations to a pair of international charities to help get emergency aid to Kerala in India, following floods caused by heavy rainfall during the monsoon season which have killed an estimated 400 people.

It is also supporting the island of Lombok, Indonesia, which suffered a magnitude 5.5 earthquake leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.

The club has donated £500 to Aquabox to provide safe drinking water to people in Kerala while it has also given £500 to Shelterbox to give families somewhere to stay in the aftermath of the Lombok disaster.

Charity workers are on the ground distributing the emergency items.

Other News Stories

58 minutes ago

A Barrow Gurney animal sanctuary, faced with closure, is appealing for funds.

Read more
06:54

Police in Nailsea are urging the community to help run sessions for youngsters on Friday nights to prevent antisocial behaviour.

Read more
10:43

Scores of children spent hours enjoying football coaching during half-term.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:56

Hard-working sailing volunteers from Clevedon and Yatton will have a royal appointment this week to recognise decades of service.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:08

North Somerset Council’s carer’s assessments and support strategies have been criticised after a father was left to care for his child for 20 weeks without adequate information.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

Crafts and songs were on the timetable at a Nailsea church.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A project which helps people who have dementia in Nailsea has received a cash boost.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34

Community-minded pupils from Nailsea are helping older people to get to grips with technology.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:56

Trespassing teenagers are putting their safety at risk by entering into a disused factory, which has ceilings that are in danger of collapsing.

Read more
Tue, 15:56

A new housing estate will become clogged with traffic during the school run, unless the road layout is changed.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications