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Thanks, Falcons, for our life-saving Shelterboxes

Jasbir Mann (left) receives the certificate from President Maya Vansia

The charity Shelterbox, which provides emergency homes in disaster areas has acknowledged the receipt of £1,180, enough for two fully-equipped Shelterboxes from Falcons Primary School in Leicester.

The school has enjoyed a relationship with Leicester Novus Rotary since it opened four years ago. On several occasions, Alan Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Hinckley Ambion, who is the Shelterbox Champion for Rotary Clubs in the east Midlands of England.

A Shelterbox tent like this can be a temporary home for a family made homeless by a disaster. This one was a gateway to the assembly hall at Falcons Primary School
A Shelterbox tent like this can be a temporary home for a family made homeless by a disaster. This one was a gateway to the assembly hall at Falcons Primary School

In addition to being a shelter, the ‘home in a box’ kit also contains cooking equipment, tools and other essentials.
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They are held in store until required and are then flown out to bring life-saving help to families in need.

President Maya Vansia said: “We are proud of our partnership with Falcons Primary School and grateful to them for supporting a Rotary-related charity which does such tremendous good in the world.” She presented the certificate to Jasbir Mann, a founder-member of Novus Rotary and headteacher of Falcons Primary School.

The certificate

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Last edited: 21:10 on Sunday, October 6, 2019