Rotarians raise £1,000 for Lifestraw supplies

Dr John Kinnon demostrates the 'invention of the 20th century' the lifestraw as he drinks bug infested roadside water as Rotarians, Ian Berstan and Ann Bell watch on. picture:submitted
Dr John Kinnon demostrates the 'invention of the 20th century' the lifestraw as he drinks bug infested roadside water as Rotarians, Ian Berstan and Ann Bell watch on. picture:submitted

Fraserburgh Rotary Club has expressed its delight at the level of support it has received during the recent lifestraws appeal for the Horn of Africa.

Due to a successful collection at Tesco on Saturday, August 13, the Rotary club will be able to send more lifestraws to Africa bringing the total raised to £1,000 during a successful month’s fundraising.

A spokesman for the club said: “A tremendous amount of £641 was raised in during an eight-hour period, while a further generous donation of £40 made the total up to £681 and the club made this up to £700.

“Thanks are due to the people of Fraserburgh, the surrounding district and the staff of Tesco in Fraserburgh for their help.”

Lifestraws are microfilters which make dirty water safe to drink. A personal model costs £10 and a family model costs £30.

This will allow a family of five to filter enough water to supply the family with microbiologically clean drinking water for three years.

Fraserburgh Rotary Club has now supplied more than £6,000 worth of personal and family models over the last year to send out to disaster areas such as Pakistan, Hiati, and Africa.