Aquabox is a charity that supplies emergency aid through water purification. They have been in existence since 1992 and is run solely by volunteer staff, mainly Rotarians and is based in Derby in England. The Rotary Club of Ayr recognised the huge benefit purified water can bring to disaster-hit areas around the world, and adopted Aquabox as a Major Project in summer 2016.
Aquabox supply two types of boxes for distribution to disaster areas. There is the Aquabox Gold Box that contains 2 water purification filters and many other items of aid such as cooking aids, tools, toiletries, some baby clothes. The Community Box only contains a large water purification Filter.
- The Purification water filters in the Gold Box Will decontaminate: 18,000 litres of contaminated water and costs £150.00
- The Community Filter will decontaminate: 500,000 litres of contaminated water and costs £250.00
Both these Filters will remove water borne contaminates such as Polio (already a Major Project for Rotary), Typhoid, Cholera, Dengue Fever, Dysentery, Hepatitis E, Gastroenteritis, Cryptosporidium.
Ayr Rotary Club are looking for ways to develop fund raising ideas. We always want to involve the local community such as churches, schools, local organisations and clubs. Rob Keating, the Club’s Aquabox convenor and Aquabox Ambassador for South West Scotland, is trying to arrange presentations to as many clubs in our local district as possible.
Recent Presentations to local Rotary Clubs
- Erskine Rotary Club
- Loudoun Rotary Club
- Paisley Gallants Rotary Club
- Strathaven Rotary Club
- Kirkinillocock Rotary Club
- Prestwick Rotary Club
- Troon Rotary Club
- Renfrew Rotary Club TBC
- District Conference 2018 (Stirling)
- District Conference 2019 (Golden Jubilee Glasgow)
Rob Keating will be assisting Highland Conference with other Ambassadors in Aberdeen, in October 2019 to show case Aquabox.
Stewart Keating (Rob’s son) has run many marathons in aid of Aquabox. Here he is in the 2019 Amsterdam Marathon
Watch the excellent video below and find out more at www.aquabox.org
For information about local fund-raising contact our Aquabox Convenor, Rob Keating on 07821 775805