abox-lid-200pxThe 100 Club was set up to provide regular funds for the purchase of Aquaboxes. These are water treatment boxes which also contain essential survival items. Each box can treat 18000 litres of water to give a family the most important requirement after a disaster.

In December 2020 we were able to send a further £1800 for the purchase of seven community aquafilters.  Each of these can produce 6 litres of clean water per minute – enough to supply 2800 people. Apart from saving lives and preventing disease, they also eliminates the need for thousands of plastic water bottles.

Whenever there is a major disaster, such as earthquake or flood, Aquaboxes are dispatched quickly. Because stocks of Aquaboxes and Shelter boxes are always kept ready for dispatch, these are often the first items that reach families in desperate need after a major disaster. Recently boxes have been sent to, for example, Yemen, Cameroon, Nepal and the Philippines – always supervised by local Rotary or charity partners.

To join the 100 club, contact organiser Paul Smith lagonda@btinternet.com. Each ticket costs £2. Four winning tickets are drawn each month. All funds go to Aquabox which is run entirely by volunteers. See more at www.aquabox.org.

 

Meetings

The Club normally meets on Monday evenings at 7 pm for 7.15 dinner at St Michael’s Church Hall.
Rotary visitors are welcome please contact reservations@reephamrotary.org.uk.
Members should apologise and book visitors only at reservations@reephamrotary.org.uk.

For the foreseeable future we are back to online meetings only. 

Next meetings

Om 22 Feb we will log into a Rotary Together talk with campaigner Dame Esther Rantzen. 

Future events

The Reepham Food Festival is scheduled for 30 May 2021 and the Summer Concert for 17 July, all subject to progress against the virus.