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Haiti appeal reaches its climax

PUBLISHED: 09:37 12 February 2010 | UPDATED: 09:15 01 August 2010

A SHELTERBOX will be on display in Bungay's town centre tomorrow as the Bungay Haiti Earthquake Appeal reaches a climax.

The town's leaders have challenged the town to raise £10,000 in three weeks to provide 20 of the shelter boxes to help homeless families in Haiti start again - each one includes a tent for 10 people, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, water purifying equipment, tools and a playpack for children.

A SHELTERBOX will be on display in Bungay's town centre tomorrow as the Bungay Haiti Earthquake Appeal reaches a climax.

The town's leaders have challenged the town to raise £10,000 in three weeks to provide 20 of the shelter boxes to help homeless families in Haiti start again - each one includes a tent for 10 people, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, water purifying equipment, tools and a playpack for children.

The 10-man tent will be erected under the Butter Cross, between 9am-12.30pm, and people will be encouraged to make donations to the appeal, launched three weeks ago by the town reeve, John Groom, the town mayor, John Warnes, and the president of Bungay Rotary Club, Terry Reeve.

Tomorrow has been set as the deadline to achieve the target, but any donations will be welcome after that date. Any cheques should be made out to Bungay Rotary Club Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

On Friday Mr Reeve, Mr Warnes and Rotarian Arthur Fisher were at Earsham First School to receive their donation of 143.11, collected as the result of a non-uniform day. And on Tuesday at the Rotary Club's weekly meeting Bungay Inner Wheel Club president Jacquie McDaniel presented Mr Reeve with a cheque for £500.

Meanwhile, the Willows Cafe at The Three Willows Garden Centre in Bungay was the venue on Saturday for a very well supported High Tea for Haiti event. A total of over £370 will be sent to The Disaster Emergency Committee.

Proceeds from the sale of cakes, scones, coffees and teas was boosted by people buying bricks in the house that had been created to symbolise all of the rebuilding work, which will be required in Haiti - some of the bricks were lucky and won the purchaser a prize.

“We were amazed by the level of support and ended-up putting extra tables in the garden centre itself so that people could sit and enjoy their tea and scone,” said Gemma Parker of Flixton based Humble Cake who organised the event.

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