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.

Following months of online meetings, we are hoping to resume at St Michaels as soon as is safe for all.   

Next meetings

On 26 July we will still be on Zoom. We will be hearing from Diana Rackham of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect – no doubt with subtitles. 

Future events

Our Food Festival is still for 22 Aug, subject to progress against the virus. Also coming up is our Sunshine Cafe for those with memory difficulties and their carers – scheduled for launch in September.