Street collections to help Africa

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STREET collections are taking place to raise funds to help ease the suffering faced due to the drought in East Africa.

Local charity, the Once World Centre, is co-ordinating the collections, which are taking place today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) in Port Erin, Ramsey, Peel, Castletown and Douglas. This provides an easy way for people to show their support and all the money raised will be used directly in the region.

In addition, there are collecting tins in each of the Co-operative stores around the island. These will be in place for two weeks.

G4S has agreed to count and bank the money that is raised, free of charge.

Rosemary Clarke, the new One World Centre director, said: ‘I have been encouraged by the network of volunteers who’ve given up their time to enable us to give.

‘When I think how easily I turn on the tap for water, I’m ashamed that we don’t do more to help people who walk miles to get their supply which is often dirty.’

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