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Rotary club launches appeal to send aid to Sulawesi following devastating earthquake and tsunami

PUBLISHED: 13:21 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 04 October 2018

A man stands amid the damage near boats swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani village on the outskirts of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. People living in tents and shelters have little but uncertainty since the powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the city, where death toll rises and efforts to retrieve scores more victims buried deep in mud and rubble were still hampered Thursday by the lack of heavy equipment. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

A man stands amid the damage near boats swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani village on the outskirts of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. People living in tents and shelters have little but uncertainty since the powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the city, where death toll rises and efforts to retrieve scores more victims buried deep in mud and rubble were still hampered Thursday by the lack of heavy equipment. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

A Bungay charity is appealing to the public to help raise funds to aid those whose lives have been devastated by the Sulawesi earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

The natural disaster has already claimed more than 1,400 lives and Bungay Rotary Club is attempting to raise money to send Shelterboxes to the impacted areas.

The boxes contain essentials which help families of 10 survive for six months.

Terry Reeve, Bungay Rotary Club president, said: “Because the number of disasters is ever-increasing, the clubs’ funds set aside for this purpose are being exhausted.

“Please help us to help them, to help the stricken nation – wherever you are, Bungay or elsewhere, we urge to respond as generously as you can.”

Bungay Rotary Club is also running a quiz evening next Friday, October 12, at 7.30pm to raise funds.

You can donate to the club’s account at Lloyd’s Bank, sort code 30-93-91, account number 45818660.

Cheques can be sent to Chris Staines, Hill Farm Old House, St Margaret’s Road, Bungay, NR35 1PL.

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