Our Chosen Charity: Water Survival Box

This year we have chosen to support the charity 'Water Survival Box'

 Water Survival Box is the initiative of the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, England. Its primary purpose is to provide a means of purifying water for the benefit of families that survive natural or man-made disasters. It was developed out of work undertaken at the time of the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and a charitable trust in the form of a limited company was established in 2006.       Clean water is essential to protect against water-borne disease. In most natural disasters, homes have been destroyed and all possessions lost. The box also contains a range of essential survival items including cooking pots, bowls/plates, mugs, and utensils; health and hygiene items; basic shelter and simple tools.The first consignment of 60 Water Survival Boxes was sent to the Philippines following a devastating typhoon. Since then aid has been sent to many countries in SE Asia, Africa, S America and the Caribbean. The trustees have a policy of continuous improvement through continual review, informed by feedback from those involved in distributing our boxes and on-going research. The box, water purification kit, other contents, as well as methods of delivery and distribution have all been improved.

Find out more about this charity by looking at their website.