Soup lunch to finance Water Survival Boxes

PUBLISHED: 14:12 06 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:12 06 February 2015

Paula Hulett receives the cheque from president Mark Tredwin

Paula Hulett receives the cheque from president Mark Tredwin

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The product is precisely tailored to each disaster area, to target the immediate needs of drinking, eating, cooking

Lyme Regis Rotary Club has presented a cheque for £1,400 to Children’s Hospice South West.

A cheque was handed to the charity’s community fundraiser, Paula Hulett, at the group’s recent meeting.

This money was raised from the Christmas street collections in Lyme Regis and Charmouth, coupled with the collections made at the popular Carols Round The Tree event in Broad Street, on December 23.

Meanwhile, the Soup and Ploughman’s lunch run by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis took place on Monday, February 2, at the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis.

All proceeds from the event went to Water Survival Box, the Rotary-run disaster aid charity based in Somerset. Rotarians Tony Quinn and Ken Biggs will attended to talk about the work of the charity.

The water survival box is a rigid, reinforced 54-litre plastic container that becomes a receptacle for water when emptied of survival items.

It includes a filtration pack that uses chlorine tablets – enough for family of four for some four months, plus other essential survival items.

The box is filled with new items that people who have lost everything would need to survive.

They include a container to collect water, mugs to drink out of, cooking pots, bowls to eat from, spoons, antiseptic spray, cotton materials and needles and thread to make basic clothes.

It also has basic tools, a tarpaulin and bungee cords with which to make a simple shelter.

The product is precisely tailored to each disaster area, to target the immediate needs of drinking, eating, cooking.

Boxes are available from stock, with all new items of high quality. All non-consumable items have a minimum six-month shelf life in daily use.


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