THE Rotary Club of Lyme Regis’ annual soup and ploughman’s lunch, held at the Alexandra Hotel earlier this year, raised £1,000 for the Somerset-based disaster relief charity, Water Survival Box, which is run by Rotary.
Rotarian Richard Finch, who has organised the event for many years, thanked everyone for their support.
“This popular event has been run by Rotary annually over more than 20 years in the Alexandra Hotel,” said Richard.
“Thanks to ‘The Alex’ for providing the venue and for your tremendous support for Rotary. Thanks also, to everyone who came along and supported us, for your generosity.
“Our chosen charity, Water Survival Box, which we have supported several times in the past, has helped families overcome by disaster – earthquake, hurricane, floods, war – in many countries in the past year, including Argentina, Chile, Syria, several Caribbean islands.
“A box costs £150 to fill and send to anywhere in the world, on demand. It provides a filter pack for clean water, the means to cook and eat, health and hygiene items and basic shelter and tools.”
The event was attended by the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis and her husband Alan, and by Rotarian Ken Biggs and wife Jenny from Water Survival Box.