Shelterboxes provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world. Theydeliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children's activity pack and other vital items. At the present time a Shelter Box costs approx 550 each, which includes the cost of transportation to the disaster area.
Each year Wensleydale Rotary Club send funds to fund as many Shelterboxes as funds will allow, raising the money from events such as our tombola stall at Wensleydale Agricultural Show and from individual donations. Funds are forwarded to the Rotary organisation for Shelterboxes who arrange for their delivery to disaster areas where a current need exists.
More information about Shelterboxes is available at http://www.shelterbox.org
LIFESTRAWS (click on this link to go to their website)
The need for safe drinking water is denied to many people in this world. Every 15 seconds a child will die as a result of drinking unsafe water. Lifestraws are devices which enable users to obtain safe drinking water from unsafe/ polluted water. LifeStraw requires no electrical power or spare parts. Two types are used,
LifeStraw Personal is a portable water purifier for prevention of common diarrhoeal disease. It can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean drinking water. It is just 25 cm long and 29 mm in diameter and can be hung around the neck. LifeStraw requires no electrical power or spare parts.
LifeStraw Family is a point-of-use instant microbiological purifier that allows people to create their own homemade drinking water. It gives them access to safe and clean drinking water, by allowing them to have a stable and reliable source of water for home consumption. This will filter up to 18,000 litres of water enough to supply a family of five with safe drinking water for three years
24.5.22 Donations in past year
All International donations have been directly linked to Humanitarian Aid. We made donations to Action Aid, Aquabox, Shelterbox, and the Ukraine Appeal, the latter being our largest project by far. In total, we donated £4,620 to these causes, which was around 50% of our total Charitable giving for the year to date.
more Today (Friday 11th) Wensleydale Rotarians hit the streets of Leyburn with specially decorated collection buckets and hats in aid of Ukrainian charities
more The tools donated by people in Wensleydale have been put into good use in Africa
more At their business meeting, members of Wensleydale Rotary Club brought 22 Rotary Shoeboxes they had filled, with more to come.
more The ShelterBox Roadshow visited Leyburn on 23rd May, for two days, at the invitation of the RC of Wensleydale
more WENSLEYDALE Rotarians had a chance on Monday to see the vehicle which some of their members will be driving to the Gambia in January, and to hear about the fund raising efforts to help blind children in that country.
more Rotary Club members are travelling overland to Gambia with Friends of Govi. They are taking equipment to the only school for the blind in Gambia
more To enable underprivileged pupils in 2 schools in Nepal to achieve higher educational qualifications, thereby giving them better job and life prospects.
more yorkshire tea
more A team of Rotarians from Yorkshire, including one from Wensleydale, have taken computers to two schools in Nepal.
more A couple are cycling round the world in aid of ShelterBox.
more Appeal now closed, many thanks to the many people who have given tools. Over 700 tools have been received, plus several computers and 10 sewing machines. These items will start their journey to Ukerewe island in Mwanza in early March 2012
more Three ex pupils of Wensleydale School,Jodie & Sam Blackburn and Harry Dinsdale, gave an excellent presentation on their visit to Amala School in India