Members of the Rotary Club of Driffield greeted the riders from the Rotary Club of Beverley on the fifth and final leg of a series of fund raising rides around East and North Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
The rides have been organised by the Beverley Club to raise funds for Beverley charity Real Aid to launch their Crisis Box initiative to help future victims of flooding.
With flooding now a real and ever increasing threat across the country, Real Aid, using experience gained during the floods of 2007 and subsequently, has developed the simple yet innovative Crisis Box, containing everything victims need to get their homes clean and safe after the flood water has gone.
Crisis Boxes will be held at Real Aid’s warehouse in Beverley together with a bank of essential equipment available on loan: dehumidifiers, jet washers, counter top cookers and fridges, enabling homeowners to get back to normal as quickly as possible. Delivery to an affected area will be handled by Real Aid using their transport.
Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland has already provided a grant from its Flood Relief Fund to get the scheme off the ground but further funding is still needed for ongoing costs. The cycle ride aims to help with these costs through sponsorship and donations and to publicise the scheme more widely.
* Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, part of Rotary International, has 1,845 clubs and more than 55,000 members.
* Rotary International was founded in 1905 in Chicago and is now the world’s largest international service organisation with 1.2 million professional men and women as members. There are 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.