Tapping into people’s generosity

PUBLISHED: 16:50 23 July 2013

Lyme Regis Rotary Club president Peter Mills presents a cheque for £2,000 to Hugo Pike for the water survival project.

Lyme Regis Rotary Club president Peter Mills presents a cheque for £2,000 to Hugo Pike for the water survival project.

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Lyme Regis Rotary Club raises £2,000 for the water survival project - praising all those who contributed

The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has presented a cheque for £2,000 to the water survival box project team, in Somerset.

Members also spent several hours packing boxes destined for distribution to humanitarian disaster areas.

The money was raised at the soup and ploughman’s event at the Alexandra Hotel in January, which was attended by more than 100 local people. Funds were boosted by a matching grant from the international Rotary Foundation charity, and will fund 15 water survival boxes.

The Rotary founded charity was set up in 2006 to provide a means of purifying water for families surviving natural or man-made disasters.

A box typically contains enough water purification equipment (pumps, filters, chlorine tablets and storage vessels), to provide for a family of four people for 12 months. Depending on needs they may also contain other essential survival equipment.

Lyme Rotary president Peter Mills said: “We were extremely pleased with the result of our efforts in raising these funds. Many thanks to all in Lyme Regis who contributed.

“It’s not just money that is required to run a disaster relief charity, volunteers are needed too. In packing these 71 boxes at the charity’s warehouse in Midsomer Norton we believe we have helped, in a small way, to bring clean water to many stricken with disaster.

To find out how to support the project visit www.worldwaterworks.org , or contact John McCallum on 01297 442242 for advice.


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