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200 Water Survival Boxes, aid for Northern Chile
Following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Chile on 1 April, 2014, a request for humanitarian aid in the form of Water-Survival Boxes was made by Rotary District 4320 Governor Jorge Vega Diaz of the Rotary Club of Valparaiso. The Rotary Club of Cavancha in Iquique received from the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge and WorldWaterWorks Ltd a gift of 200 Water-Survival Boxes...... read full report.
240 Water Survival Boxes en route to the Red Cross in Serbia. 28 May 2014
Rotary's consignment of Water Survival Boxes will be traveling on a Serbian Red Cross vehicle along with humanitarian aid provided by various NGOs and members of local communities based in the UK. The consignment is expected to arrive on Monday 2nd June, and from then on, Rotary Club of Belgrade-Vracar will provide necessary assistance and logistical support to Red Cross in distributing WSBs to the areas most affected. Further information to follow.
Blagdon Village Fete supports Local Charities
The photo was taken at the cheque presentation arising from the Blagdon Village fete held on 17 May where Water Survival Box and Wizzybug were the two selected charities in addition to the local Church of St Andrews. We each received a cheque for £972.80 which represents more than 4 Water Survival Box's in our case. The photo shows: Tina Smith (Blagdon St Andrews PCC); Katie Tanner (daughter of Steve); and Emma Andrews representing Wizzybug; Hugo Pike, and Sarah Mead Managing Director of Yeo Valley Foods. The photo was taken at Yeo Valley Foods HQ, overlooking the Blagdon Lake.
Theyve Smashed It!
On 21st June 2014, Andrea Denham was one of 279 people who completed a tandem skydive at Skydive UK Ltd, Nr Honiton, setting a New World Record.
Andreas skydive fulfilled a personal ambition as well as raising some £1,500 in sponsorship for Worldwaterworks Limited the charity managed by members of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge that sends Water-Survival Boxes to families left without access to clean water and other essential items following disasters. Since 2006 a total of 9,300 WSBs has been sent to 35 disasters in 23 countries worldwide. The most recent consignment was of 240 boxes sent to Serbia for families that had lost everything following the worst floods in the region for more than 120 years.
Andrea said of her skydive It was amazing a real adrenaline rush and yet a surreal experience at the same time
Rotarian Hugo Pike, Director of Operations at Worldwaterworks Limited, was full of admiration for Andrea and made the point that as a result of the sponsorship she had raised at least 10 more families (potentially some 50 people) will be protected from water-borne diseases following the next disaster to which our Water-Survival Boxes will be sent.
Andrea is a mother of two boys living in Midsomer Norton, her husband Nigel said What an amazing achievement, I am so proud of her
Working with Humanity First Global Telethon Video
In April 2014 our partner charity Humanity First broadcast a global telethon via Youtube. It included an interview with Hugo Pike OBE, Director of Operations, that provides an up-to-date explanation of the humanitarian aid supplied by Worldwaterworks Limited the charity run by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge in N E Somerset. The interview can be seen by selecting the image on the right, or on YouTube:-
Earthquake measuring 8.2 on Richter scale destroyed some 2,000 homes in Northern Chile inland from Arica and Iquique. Consignment of WSBs sent at request of District Governor Jorge Vega Diaz - read more -
Heavy rains caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country.
Most affected: Cochabamba department. According to the latest report some 60,000 families have been displaced or otherwise affected by heavy rainfall, floods and mudslides in 127 municipalities read more.
Chewton Mendip Primary School Newsletter
Distribution of 800 Water-Survival Boxes continues on Olotayan island off the north coast of Panay, Western Visayas, Central Philippines.
800 Water-Survival Boxes have been distributed in the vicinity of Roxas City and on Olotayan island off the north coast of Panay, Western Visayas, Central Philippines. Members of the Humanity First Canada team, led by Dr Aslam Daud, can be seen taking the boxes by boat to the island, offloading them, and then demonstrating the water purification kits and other contents before handing them to families in need.
Photographs courtesy of Humanity First
RESTOCKING - APPEAL FOR FUNDING SUPPORT
£150 pays for the cost of a standard WSB and £350 a multi-pack of five (water purification kits only) both including the cost of air freight to ensure the boxes get to those in need as quickly as possible. Remember that as a pure Rotary charity all the management of the Water-Survival Box project and the practical work involved in getting boxes packed is done by members of our Rotary Club with hands-on help from other volunteers from Rotary, Inner Wheel and our local schools and community groups. We have no paid employees and every pound donated goes directly to pay for the boxes, contents, our fixed costs and air freight.
Donations can be made securely, online via the Big Give Charity
Donations can also be made by cheque to Worldwaterworks Limited and sent to our registered charity office, Westfield Business Centre, Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4BH.
(worldwaterworks.org Charity No 1116432 Company No 5903142