Alton Lions and Alton Rotary Club are joining forces to raise money to support victims of the earthquake which devastated parts of Turkey on February 5.

They will be collecting in Alton High Street tomorrow (Friday) and on Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

Donations can also be made via the donate button on the Alton Lions website at www.

Funds raised will support Lions working on the ground. The Lions Clubs International Foundation has already given them a $200,000 major catastrophe grant.

Its chair Douglas X Alexander said: “The devastation that this earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks brought is heartbreaking, and those affected by this disaster will need support in recovering and rebuilding for many days, weeks, months and even years ahead.”