(worldwaterworks.org Charity No 1116432 Company No 5903142)
The Water Survival Box is a fully paid for product full of new items and does not need filling by external organisations. The new items will be tailored to suit the disaster locations. The cost of a survival box is £150. (inclusive of airfreight costs). Purchases can be made online and we would appreciate your support.
WorldWaterWorks is managed by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge.
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Donations through the Big Give Charity
Effectively each donation made online after 1000 am on 5 December will be matched by monies already pledged and by the challenge fund. In this way a donation of say £300 will be worth £600 or, you pay for two standard WSBs, and we will receive funding for four! Over the past seven years we have received great support from Clubs in all Districts in RIBI, but to enable us to continue our humanitarian aid service following disaster we urgently need to replenish our stock.
To make your donation, please go online from 1000 am on 5 December at: thebiggive.org.uk click on link which will take you to the Worldwaterworks (Water-Survival Box) donations page then click on 'Donate online now'. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the box provided. Remember to tick the Yes box to claim Gift Aid if you are an eligible taxpayer. Then click Submit. You will then be taken to the card payment page to finalise your donation. You will need your credit or debit card and must complete all boxes with a * next to them. Once you have completed all of the necessary boxes, click Submit at the bottom of the page to process your donation. The maximum amount of donations that can qualify for matched funding in our case is £14,000 (matched by the £7,000 previously pledged and an equal amount from the BigGive Challenge fund itself). The Challenge Fund monies will be spread over the 5th (40%), 6th (30%) and 7th (30%) so the earliest donors stand the best chance of securing matched funding. The Countdown has started just 3 days to go as at 2 December. If you find that the full amount of £14,000 has been achieved any subsequent donations will not qualify for matched funding. Since the BigGive make a 4% charge for handling each transaction we suggest that donors consider aborting the online donation and forward their cheque to our charitys registered office (see address below) instead. Cheques should be made out to:- WorldWaterWorks, and sent to:
32 Second Avenue,
Westfield Industrial Estate,
Bath BA3 4BH
Survival Boxed being assembled and packed
for dispatch to the Philippines disaster
Assisted by pupils from Ashton Park School, Bower Ashton, Bristol.
Pupils from Ashton Park School, Bristol packing Water-Survival Boxes to go to the Philippines for families displaced by typhoon Haiyan. Each box provides a family with a water purification kit to protect them from water-borne diseases and other essential survival items to help them rebuild their lives. As well as this practical help the pupils are raising money to pay for more boxes just as they did after the 2004 tsunami. A great example of todays young people helping children on the other side of the world.
RESTOCKING - APPEAL FOR FUNDING SUPPORTDuring the past year, as we have responded to disasters in the Far East, Indian sub-continent, Africa, and Caribbean, our stock of uncommitted packed Water-Survival Boxes has reduced significantly and it is vital that we now attract the funds needed to restock. Just to add a further 1,000 standard Water-Survival Boxes will cost some £150,000 and we hope Clubs that are in latest-news.htmla position to assist respond now and that all Clubs build in a forward commitment to assist during the new Rotary Year. Whilst Rotarians in Chelwood Bridge continue to provide all the necessary management and practical effort required we are heavily dependent on our Rotary friends across RIBI and overseas to provide the funds to 'make it happen'.
£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 by cheque to Worldwaterworks Limited and sent to our registered charity office, Westfield Business Centre, Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton BA3 4BH. Please circulate this message to all your Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and ask them if they can help us to sustain and grow our Humanitarian Aid Service'