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WorldWaterWorks & The Water Survival Box


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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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 Andrew’s. 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 Andrew’s 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.




They’ve 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.
Andrea’s 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:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMlY8wKh8A&feature=youtu.be




CHILE - EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI




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 -







BOLIVIA – LANDSLIDES AND FLOODS




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.






Dorset Cubs and Scouts ‘Are Prepared’ to support our Water-Survival Boxes


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


During 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 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.
 


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