The Rotary Club of Royston raised an amazing £2320.27 from its collection last Friday and Saturday at Tesco, Royston, to help support relief efforts following the devastating earthquake affecting parts of Turkey and Syria. The club now plans to make its own contribution to the fund, to bring it to a total of £3,500.
“No-one who has witnessed the terrible scenes from the earthquake zone can fail to have been moved by the plight and suffering of the people there,” said President Peter Mitton. He thanked the people of Royston and surrounding villages for their generous support and Tesco Extra for allowing the club to hold the collection at short notice over two days. The money raised will go to Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund, which works closely with clubs in affected regions to ensure the funds are directed to the areas of greatest need.