Rotary Club appeal to help victims of tropical cyclone

The Rotary Club of Thame is supporting the people of the Vanuatu Islands after the devastation of Typhoon Pam
The Rotary Club of Thame is supporting the people of the Vanuatu Islands after the devastation of Typhoon Pam

The Rotary Club of Thame has responded to the plight of the people of the Vanuatu Islands who were devastated by Cyclone Pam last month.

The international Rotary appeal is gathering funds towards a ShelterBox tent, which can provide accommodation and water for up to 10 people.

Despite this, more is needed and the town’s Rotary Club is making appeal for more donations from Thame and villages local people.

The photographs from Vanuatu speak a million words about the scale of devastation.

Ross Dike, Thame Rotary’s international officer, said: “It is worth considering how we would feel and cope if we went through a terrifying experience and survived to find that our homes and all our possessions had been destroyed, we had no shelter or immediate food or clean water, that the infrastructure of our area had been destroyed, including many methods of communication, schools and medical centres no longer exist for the time being, and that the risk of disease has escalated.”

Anyone willing to support the appeal can make donations via the club’s fundraising page on: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/thamerotary4vanuatu/.