Oxfam Rugby appeals for donations to help Nepal earthquake victims

Devastation in Nepal
Devastation in Nepal

Oxfam shop volunteers in Rugby are appealing for cash donations from shoppers to raise life-saving funds for its emergency response following the devastation caused

by the earthquake that hit central Nepal.

All cash donations collected at the Regent Street shop will go towards Oxfam’s operations which aim to help those struggling without food, water, shelter and medical supplies.

Vijay Adhyaru, Oxfam manager, said: “We have all seen the terrible images and we all want to help in any way we can.

“Donating in the shop is easy and will make a real difference to Oxfam’s emergency work.”

Thousands of people are thought to have been affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Nepal on April 25.

It was the largest earthquake to hit the country in 80 years and flattened entire sections of the capital city, Kathmandu.

Homes have been lost and historic buildings destroyed.

When the buildings fell, many men, women and children were trapped inside.

So far the earthquake has claimed more than 2,000 lives – although the death toll is still rising.

The Oxfam shop in Regent Street, Rugby, is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30 am to 4.30pm.

Call (01788) 578061 for more information.