Halesowen Rotarians in water for life campaign

Rotarian Keith Sprason shows a water filtration pump to fellow Rotarians Brian Maxfield and Trevor Taylor.

Rotarian Keith Sprason shows a water filtration pump to fellow Rotarians Brian Maxfield and Trevor Taylor.

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SHOPPERS in Halesowen will be shown how dirty foul water can be made safe to drink as part of a campaign to raise funds for life-saving filter pumps.

Members of the town’s two Rotary Clubs will demonstrate how the small hand-held device can save the lives of hundreds of families caught up in disasters around the world.

The pump is part of the equipment in a typical emergency disaster relief package of more than 60 essential tools, home and personal hygiene items sent to disaster zones by AquaBox.

Rotarians from the Halesowen and Rowley Regis and Hasbury and Cradley clubs will also display a ShelterBox, complete with a tent, a portable stove and cooking equipment as part of their disaster relief collection day on Saturday March 8.

Money raised will go the both Rotary associated charities, ShelterBox and AquaBox, which are active in disaster-hit areas throughout the world. Rotarian Keith Sprason said: “These charities provide much-needed emergency shelter and water purification for those badly affected by earthquakes, floods, typhoons and civil conflict.

“Disasters occur with little warning at any time, and it is important for these charities to build up a ready supply of their boxes with the support of the public.”

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3:07am Thu 27 Feb 14

AdamMichaels says...

This is a great idea. There are now so many charitable organization working towards either providing water purification systems to countries who desperately need them, or preparing for the next disaster. Which ever the case, they are all great organizations and are making the world a better place.
This is a great idea. There are now so many charitable organization working towards either providing water purification systems to countries who desperately need them, or preparing for the next disaster. Which ever the case, they are all great organizations and are making the world a better place. AdamMichaels
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