Started by a Rotary club, Shelterbox is now a charitable organisation in its own right delivering immediate relief to disaster areas around the world.
The box contains the essentials families need to begin rebuilding their lives after disaster. Rotary clubs around the country react quickly to disasters around the world by buying a Shelterbox which is then sent to the area in need. Items inside the box include a tent, a stove and a variety of tools and materials to help families survive in difficult circumstances. Pembroke Rotary has its own Shelterbox which was on display at the Pembroke Show. Visitors could go inside the tent and see for themselves the comprehensive list of items that get sent out.
Shelterbox tent and list of essential items contained in the box.
We had a really good day at the Pembroke Show in Lamphey. Resplendent in new yellow Rotary T shirts club members manned our stand which highlighted Shelterbox (disaster relief) and entertained the crowds with our games Wine or Water and Splat the Rat. Community Raffle tickets were on sale as were a collection of books to browse through. Good fun and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Club President Gavin Lloyd enjoying a well earned rest at the Show.
Unfortunately in the end, only two of our RYLA candidates were able to go to the Storey Arms Outward Bound Centre near Brecon this year. The amazing weather added to the memorable experiences near Pen y Fan where the RYLA instructors delivered the week’s tasks honing leadership skills by using the activities as a base. At the end of the week all the young people were on a high having made new friends and overcome some personal challenges. RYLA is the most expensive Youth initiative that the Rotary clubs fund and it is so worth it, year on year.