Rotary Club donates £1,000 to victims of Hurricane Dorian

THE Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has donated £1,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

A successful collection was held on Marine Parade in September, raising £651, and the club boosted this to £1,000 from its contingency funds.

It was later agreed to send this directly to the RIBI Donations Trust Caribbean Hurricane Fund, for urgent despatch to assist in the humanitarian effort in the Bahamas.

Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 storm, hit the Bahamas at the start of September with winds up to 220mph and storm surges of up to 23 feet.

The storm caused widespread flooding and destruction, leaving over 70,000 people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

Rotary, together with ShelterBox, have assessment teams on the ground working with other international organisations getting the help to where it is most needed.

Pictured above, president John Berry (centre), president-elect Richard Main (right) and new member Graham Pickett (see article right).

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