Lyme Lungers raise £3,400 for Shelterbox
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New Year Day sea swim helps Rotary Club organisers splash out on vital overseas aid
Generous supporters splashed out £3,400 for a worthy cause at this year’s Lyme Lunge.
The money from sponsorship and the beach collection has now been delivered by the New Year Day swim organiser, Rotarian Jim Moseley, to the Shelterbox HQ in Truro.
The Shelterbox World HQ in Truro is an 18 months old purpose built building housing all the admin, accounting, fund raising & purchasing staff. There is now a new visitor centre there open to all 10am to 4pm, stocked with static displays of both the winter and summer tents along with a special children’s corner. There is also a long counter where visitors can get hands on filling a Shelterbox for real. The main depot where the boxes are filled and distributed is still at a premises near Helston where one full time person runs the operation and all the boxes are still filled by voluntary labour.