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.”