On Saturday the Bath community and visitors were asked to think of others and contribute to a street collection to raise funds for relief work in Nepal. This was organised by the Rotary Club of Bath who were assisted by the Rotary Clubs of Bath West and Bath Avon, the ladies of Inner Wheel and the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Cherry Beath.
As expected the community were extremely generous and gave willingly to the cause. It was probably assisted by the biting cold wind which was blowing, but as we told the contributors, nothing as bad as being experienced in Kathmandu and elsewhere in that horror struck country.
Due to the bank holiday we do not yet know how much was contributed, but a visual estimate put it at over £4000. Every penny of this will go to the relief workers, but more than that, we have been promised that if we raise £5000 an anonymous benefactor will double that sum. Therefore we will be back on the streets next Sunday 19th May when we will be trying to reach or even exceed the target.
Many thanks for all the collectors who withstood the cold weather, to the many who contributed and especially those who thanked us for collecting. This latter put a smile on many a frozen face.
For Rotary Club of Bath