Generous Ely shoppers help northern flood victims

PUBLISHED: 10:37 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:37 05 January 2016

Hereward Rotary Club collect for flood victims

Hereward Rotary Club collect for flood victims

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A bucket collection organised by the Ely Hereward Rotary Club at the city's Tesco store on Saturday January raised nearly £300 to help victims of the floods in the north of England.

Hereward Rotary Club collect for flood victimsHereward Rotary Club collect for flood victims

This, along with donations from the club and its members, means that £500 was sent this week direct to the Rotary organisations in Cumbria and Yorkshire, who are fundraising on behalf of victims.

Janet Porter, club president, said: “We are grateful to Tesco for allowing this collection at short notice, and to the generosity of Tesco’s shoppers, and as this money is being sent directly to Rotary in the north of England it means that it can be put to use immediately.”

For more information about Ely Hereward Rotary Club, please visit http://www.rotaryclubely-hereward.org

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