The Derbyshire-based charity is calling on Rotarians to help them this festive season by sponsoring a family filter to help their work during humanitarian crisis across the world.
Aquabox is a volunteer-led charity, operating worldwide, which provides safe drinking water and humanitarian aid to crisis zones and refugee camps around the world.
They do this by providing filtration units to supply clean water. But because of COVID-19, their fund-raising efforts have been hampered for much of this year, which has prompted a Christmas appeal.
“We rely entirely on donation and the fund-raising activities,” said Trustee, Roz Adamson.
“We are almost entirely a volunteer-led organisation, with one part-time paid administrator, so the proportion of total donations contributing directly to aid boxes is amongst the highest achievable.”
Aquabox is a charity and community project set up and managed by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth near Chesterfield in Derbyshire.
Since its formation in 1992, Aquabox has distributed more than 110,000 boxes to countries suffering from natural and man-made disasters, helping hundreds of thousands of people in more than 50 countries.
Each Aquabox Gold Box, which is tailored to support a family group, contains water purification filters as well as items of humanitarian aid to help with shelter and shelter building, lighting, cooking and feeding, educational development and hygiene.
Since its formation in 1992, Aquabox has distributed more than 110,000 boxes to countries suffering from natural and man-made disasters, helping hundreds of thousands of people in more than 50 countries.”
Roz Adamson added: “Natural disasters happen all too often and when they do people are in desperate need of safe drinking water and humanitarian help.
“We rely entirely on donations and the fundraising activities of our supporters to fund our work and purchase the items which we supply in the aid boxes. Without the generosity of our supporters, we would not be able to continue this work.”
In recognition of the contribution made by Aquabox to helping those in need and of the work put in by all the volunteers, we were very proud to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in June 2016.
Natural disasters happen all too often and when they do people are in desperate need of safe drinking water and humanitarian help.”
One Aquabox family filter costs just £25 to manufacture, yet it can produce up to half a million litres of clean, safe water.
Aquabox have set up a JustGiving page. If you donate £25 and provide your e-mail address when you make your donation, Aquabox will send you a certificate which you can print out and give to friends and/or relatives.