John Flower (left) makes the tsunami appeal donation to Rod Baines, Kelly Ayres (centre) survived the tsunami in Phuket.
John Flower (left) makes the tsunami appeal donation to Rod Baines, Kelly Ayres (centre) survived the tsunami in Phuket.

Rotary raises $5,300 for tsunami appeal



MURWILLUMBAH Rotary Club has donated $5,300 through Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) to the Indian Ocean Disaster Appeal.

The Appeal has the long-term aim of replacing housing and supplying Aquaboxes for water purification.

The donation was made at the club's weekly dinner meeting by President John Flower to Rod Baines, chairman of Rotary's Donations In Kind committee.

Guest speaker at the meeting was Kelly Ayres, who escaped the tsunami with her husband, David Barranger and their 15-monthold son Sebastien.

David was working as chief technician for Club Med in Phuket when the tsunami hit.

Kelly described graphically for club members the tragic events from the first suspicious rumblings through the three waves at 10am, 10.10am and 11.30am and their ultimate evacuation.



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