Hands on Rotary!
Thirteen years after Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club launched the Emergency Waterboxes, the cost of putting together these life-saving boxes, full of tools and equipment remains the same at just £150 per box. Even more astonishing is that the content and quality continues to improve!
Water boxes help communities across the world maintain access to clean water when disaster strikes. The boxes provide more than filtration for polluted water. The contents reflect carefully planned requirements for people that have lost everything.
Taunton Rotary has supported this venture since its inception and the pictures show happy workers packing boxes at the Radstock warehouse. Where in the world and at what disaster will they be opened? After packing 60 boxes some members were nearly on their knees but still smiling.
Thanks to all who helped on the day and also to Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club who have recruited support from many Clubs in Rotary GB&I and Switzerland and Scandinavia. We are proud to support them.
more Water Boxes are packed and distributed by Rotarians and provide essential survival equipment to disaster hit areas.
more International co-operation is rewarded by success as 13 years on a young Zambian scholar works in secondary schools as a fully trained teacher and is now studying for his second degree.
more Taunton Rotary, working with their sister Club in Lisieux Normandy has funded the cost of four years' secondary schooling (£400 per year per pupil) of two girls in the remote Himalayan province of Ladakh through the charity Himalayan Children.
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more Members of Taunton Rotary Club along with partners, once again hosted their long-time sister Club in Lisieux, re-igniting old friendships and strengthening relationships between our two Clubs.
more Rotary International has played a major part in the eradication of polio
back The Rotary Club of Taunton supports both national and locally initiated international projects and links with Clubs abroad, including France and the USA. Click on 'DETAILS' below and read about our recent visit to Lisieux.....