Rotary hosts charity soup and ploughman’s in Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 February 2015

Guests at Lyme Regis Rotary Club's charity lunch

Guests at Lyme Regis Rotary Club's charity lunch


More than 120 people attended the annual Soup and Ploughman’s event at the Alexandra Hotel in Lyme Regis.

The event, run by the Lyme Regis Rotary Club, raised around £1,200 for the Somerset-based Water Survival Box charity.

Past rotary governor Tony Quinn took a sample box along and gave a talk about it and the charity’s work.

More than 12,000 boxes have been sent to disaster areas all over the world since the charity was founded in 2006, helping thousands of people get clean water, fast, in disaster areas.

Everyone involved in the running of the charity is a volunteer and boxes are packed by Rotary clubs, schools and other organisations.

“Just hearing about the work of this charity is inspirational,” said Rotarian Richard Finch, who organised the event.

“Clean water is so important to life, and getting the Water Survival Box into disaster areas quickly gives so many people who have lost everything the chance to survive.

“We are so proud to be able to support this charity in this way.”

The Rotary Club wanted to thank the Alexandra Hotel for its tremendous support for the club through hosting this event on Monday, February 2 – which 
was attended by the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Sally Holman.

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