Because Buxton Infant School had chosen water as an autumn term subject, the School’s Council decided their October Harvest Festival Collection should go to a water-based charity. Rtn Bruce Thomson, who had given a talk on water to the school in 2007 for LifeStraw, was asked back to give a school assembly presentation on 19 October 2015 based on Aquabox’s provision of safe water to families and communities. Started over 20 years ago by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth, Aquabox charity’s pump filters use membrane technology to remove biological and particulate contaminants commonly found in contaminated water sources. The school raised £202.24 which the Rotary Club of Buxton made up to £250 for an Aquabox Community, capable of producing up to 500,000 litres of safe drinking water: enough for 500 people in regions that have no safe drinking water supply for well over a year and half. UNICEF state 1,800 children under five die every day from diseases linked to contaminated water, sanitation and hygiene. In recognition of the school’s effort, Rotary Club of Buxton President, David Hopkins, presented a merit certificate from the Club. Aquabox (www.aquabox.org) have recently sent 1,300 of their disaster response Aquabox Gold family boxes (water filter and humanitarian goods for 5 people) to Syria, the Philippines, Eretria and Malawi. This equates to over 78,000 humanitarian aid items and 23 million litres of safe drinking water. Each Aquabox Gold costs £125.
more 'Comeback Queen' didn't win the World Championship, but did raise over £1000 for End Polio now. Thank to all the sponsors.
more Team Entry is FREE. Swim for half-an-hour and raise money for your cause or charity! Half of your sponsorship goes to your cause/charity, half to our Trust Fund for PEPAIDS, a charity fighting HIV/AIDS in Zambia via education.
more Swim for half-an-hour and raise money for your cause or charity and ours! FREE TEAM ENTRY (4 persons) - Buxton Swimming Pool, Saturday 11th March 2017, 3.30 pm "“ 6 pm. Your sponsorship is shared equally between your cause and ours. There are also PRIZES
more Rotarian Ann Lee Hussey, a polio survivor who has participated in 27 polio immunization campaigns, believes polio eradication will be one of Rotary's greatest gifts to future generations.
more We will arrange for your unwanted, but usable, bike (suitable for a 10+ year-old) to reach a Gambian student who currently walks 2 hours or more to school (and back)
more Buxton Rotariians collect over 2 days for Rotary aid to the Phillipines, being joined on the second day by Oxfam volunteers.
more From Burbage WI - Blankets With Love
more Our Malawi Grain Mill & Store
more Malawi Grain Mill and Store Story
more Supporting 'End Polio Now'
more Celebrating Rotary Day 2009 with glasses of Buxton Spring Water in the Pavilions Garden's Conservatory to toast Rotary International's 104th Birthday.
more Rotary's disaster box organisations are constantly emptying their warehouses. Help their supply of aid by donating.
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