Keynsham Lions Club to collect cash for Nepal quake recovery
Published on: 28 Apr 2015
A group of Keynsham fundraisers are hoping to help ease the suffering of those dealing with the aftermath of the devastating Nepal earthquake.
A team from Keynsham Lions are taking to the streets on Saturday, May 2, to hold an urgent collection to help the stricken region, where around 4,000 people are reported to have been killed by the magnitude-7.8 quake.
Many more have been left without shelter and in need of medical attention
A Keynsham Lions Club spokesman said: “It is at times like this that the Lions worldwide come together to help our fellow man, wherever that might be. We will identify where the money will be best spent to start to alleviate suffering and need as soon as we possibly can.
“We know that the people of our local community and visitors to the town are always extremely generous knowing that there will be no administrative top slicing from money given.”
It comes just weeks after the Lions Club rallied to raise funds for those hit by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific, and the spokesperson added that many people had come to almost expect that the group would be out collecting following large natural disasters.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Lions Appeal can do so on Saturday, May 2, in High Street, Keynsham where they will find Lions Club collectors from 9am until 1.30pm.
To find out more about the Lions and how to join, contact the club on 0845 8339817 or visit www.keynshamlions.org.uk.