As part of our 30 Good Things, Hannah (Pearce) has been busy volunteering with her local Inner Wheel organisation, packing Aquaboxes and aid parcels which are sent to areas in desperate need of relief.
When disaster strikes, the most urgent problem that relief agencies are faced with is the supply of safe drinking water. A great solution, is the Aquabox – a robust tank fitted with a filter, which is used to purify up to 18,000 litres of polluted water. That equates to over 22 litres a day for a period of two years.
Rather than sending out these tanks empty, the Aquaboxes are filled with essential welfare items such as clothes, toothbrushes, soap, cooking pans, tools, nappies etc. which are then shipped to areas in need.
Inner Wheel is just one organisation helping to fill Aquaboxes, which is an official project of the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, who then work with other aid organisations to deliver these essential boxes to the areas that need them.
Hannah funded her own Aquabox and co-ordinated lots of essential items and aid parcels. She then spent the day with the Inner Wheel ladies, sorting all items and packing. During the day, they made up 16 Baby Bundles, 26 Children’s Bags, 20 Joy Bags (for ladies) and 10 Roy Bags (for men), as well as 5 bags of ladies’ clothing, 1 bag of jeans and a bag of children’s clothes – thanks in part to those at Michon who donated clothes and essential items! Everything will then be taken by the Nottinghamshire Police Aid Convoy to be delivered where they’re most needed.