Tuesday, 20 December 2011

ISCA Bear now for sale. They come in small, medium and large sizes and cost £4, £6 and £8 respectively. enquiries to lifestraw.org.uk.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Isca Bear arrives at Abertillery

Isca Bear has arrived at theRotary Club of Abertillery and Blaina.
They have adopted him and named him Abba Isca.
He is looking forward to many visits to other clubs and is being cared for by The President Steve Harford and mainly by Sharon.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

1060 Conference

Isca meets another new friend ENZO the friend of children from the Burn's unit in Birmingham.
Both appreciated the support that the Rotarians in district 1060 had given them at the House of Friendship.

District 1060 Conference

Isca Bear meets up with Troop Aid Bear who supports our injured troops - please visit
their web site at www.troopaid.info.
Both Bears are very pleased with the attention that they have been given by the Rotarians of 1060 and also the splendid support shown in the House of Friendship.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Isca Bear

Isca Bear has his own facebook page.
Follow Isca's adventures and stories plus the fun that his cousins and
siblings are up to.
Remember that Isca stands for " I save children anywhere"
so when you donate money for Lifestraw we help to save a life.
Isca Bears will be available for sale on line soon.

Our server is down!

Lifestraw.org.uk is unavailable at the moment. Hoping to be back on line in the next 24hours.
Any queries that you have about Lifestraw please e mail llydawpelydr@hotmail.com

Monday, 10 October 2011

District 1150 Conference Torquay

LifeStraw is very grateful for all the interest shown and donations given during the conference. Thank you for visiting the stand in the house of friendship. Many thanks to H of  F convenor Stephen.
All enquires will be followed up.
Stand holders Rtn. Chris Thorpe & Rtn Mike Dingley-Jones.
Ps Isca Teddies will be available shortly.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Isca moves in with Donna

On Tuesday 4th October Isca was officially adopted by Donna Wallbank (PDG1150)
He is ready for his journey to Chicago on 5th October with his own Rotary Passport.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Don the Duck

The Lifestraw stand was nominated "best stall" in the Rotary International District 1010, 61st conference at Aberdeen.
Don the Duck award was originally presented by Canine Partners (caninepartners.org.uk)

Friday, 16 September 2011

Aberdeen on Friday 16th September

This is the sea at Aberdeen today 16th September 2011

Lifestraw at Aberdeen

Lifestraw is attending  the RotaryInternational District1010 - Scotland North 61st Annual Conference 16th - 18th September at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Mike Dingley Jones. Rotary Club of Carmarthen

Mike Dingley Jones, President of The Rotary Club of Carmarthen visited Kenya in Spring 2010.
He presented to Dan Munyori (Past President of The Rotary Club of Dioni Mombasa Coast Kenya) a family model of LifeStraw as well as personal models.
Dan Munyori built a village library in 2008 in memory of his mother Melenia near Busia in the north west of Kenya.
A family model of the LifeStraw will be used in the library to filter water collected from the library roof.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Horn of Africa

In recent weeks the famine in the Horn of Africa has been the focus of our attention. Our enquiries revealed that, as other agencies were discovering, it was impossible to put in LifeStraw via Somalia. We had previously supplied LifeStraw to Kenya, and further enquiries revealed a distribution route to the stricken area. We now have managed to have delivered to northern and eastern Kenya, the famine area, sufficient LifeStraw to provide in excess of
50, 000,000 litres of safe water. (The LifeStraw does not in itself produce water, but does allow ANY water source (not salt) to be used)
As we have donated both LifeStraw models, the elderly and very young will also be provided with this essential of life.
(David Dutson, chairman of The Rotary Club of Brynmawr Water Projects - LifeStraw)

Alford Interact

Monymusk Primary School donated £50 for LifeStraw from their end of term assembly. Thanks to Andrew Glen (President) and the members of Alford Interact. We are grateful for your contribution. Thank You.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

BBC NEWS WEBSITE - Life Saving Gadgets

Article today on the BBC Website mentions LifeStraws as one of the important emergency zones gadgets.  Read the full report here

Remember you can purchase LifeStraws through www.lifestraw.org.uk to be delivered to areas of need around the globe.  LifeStraw.org.uk is run by the Water Projects Charity part of Brynmawr Rotary Club.

DISCLAIMER: This website is not owned or run by Vestergaard-Frandsen/Lifestraw. To contact the manufacturer please email Peter Bernstorff via pb@vestergaard-frandsen.com. Brynmawr Rotary club is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. ©2011 Rotary Club of Brynmawr Water Projects

Village Ventures 17/5/2011

Pam Young the guest speaker from Village Ventures was presented with lifestraws by Hayden Jeffreys.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Macclesfield Rotary Club

Thursday 21st April

an evening meeting at Macclesfield Rotary Club, held at the local Golf club. Again, beautiful surroundings.

A Rotarian stated that his sister had connections with Sierra Leone, and enquired if we could make donations of LifeStraw there, where she had identified a great need for the provision of safe water. The required details were explained, and we await her contact in order that we can take this request forward.

Cardiff, Breakfast, Rotary Club

Wednesday 20th April

Early start at Cardiff Breakfast Rotary Club, held at Whitchurch Golf Club. Lots of assistance from Maggie Hughes, which was much appreciated. The club already has connections with Uganda, we will be using this contact to the advantage of this club and a very needy recipient in Uganda. It demonstrates yet again just how we can help each other.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Dublin Visitor

After his speech on Sunday morning Terry Waite visited the LifeStraw stand to learn about the product. He was accompanied By DG Donna who was his host at the Conference.
Don't forget we will visit you to explain about LifeStraw.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

LifeStraw in Action

We spoke on the phone to an Irish girl, Elaine Bannon, on Saturday who is in Kenya (she is in the bush near the Equator) working with the Masasai warriors. 

She has received a consignment of personal LifeStraws via Brynmawr W P. One way she uses them is to demonstrate them, suggest that they can be used when they follow their cattle. 

However they only get one if they promise not to carry out "Female Circumcision" on their daughters. a very unusual use of life straws. Visit their website and read about their work:  www.lightofmaasai.com

Dublin 2011 - RIBI Conference

What a day Saturday was at the Dublin RIBI 2011 Conference!

We have met many Rotarians who have already supported thousands of people around the globe by donating towards the purchase of LifeStraws.

We met Baxterbear from Edinburgh

 Baxterbear from Edinburgh they are raising money for the "END POLIO NOW" Campaign
To buy a Baxterbear and support the END POLIO NOW campaign Click Here

 District 1150 take a break!

Donna Wallbank with Mike Parry DG elect taking a well earned drink at the end of the business session

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Rotary International District 1150 - District Governor tries out LIfeStraw

District Governor (1150), Donna Wallbank PHF, trying out the LifeStraw family model at the RIBI 2011 Dublin Conference.

Did you know that a LifeStraw personal model:

  • Filters at least 1000L of contaminated water 
  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
If you want to help save lives visit www.lifestraw.org.uk and see how you can donate to send LifeStraw models to where they are needed in the world.

Friday, 15 April 2011

RIBI Dublin

LifeStraw Personal is a portable water purifier for prevention of common diarrhoeal disease. It can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean drinking water. It is just 25 cm long and 29 mm in diameter and can be hung around the neck. LifeStraw requires no electrical power or spare parts.
Just got back to hotel after an excellent and very busy day at the RDS centre. Have given many demonstrations, everybody impressed with LifeStraw. 

Chris & Alan Thorpe

Rotary Club of Cardiff (Breakfast) visit LifeStraw Roadshow in Dublin

Members of the Rotary Club of Cardiff, Breakfast, visiting the LifeStraw roadshow - they will be having a visit to their club later this month (20/4/2011) by David Dutson to present the LifeStraw scheme to all their members.

Follow us!

Did you know you can follow Brynmawr Rotary Club's charity Water Projects on Twitter, Flickr & Facebook?

Visit www.lifestraw.org.uk and click on the links on the top of the page or just click on the links below

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Dublin 2011 - RIBI Conference

We have arrived in Dublin and the LifeStraw roadshow is set up and ready to receive its first visitors.  This the first time we have used the new display with new graphics!  If you are at the RIBI conference drop in and say hello to Christine & Alan.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

LifeStraw.org.uk - Road Show

Look out for us in Dublin! Will post later on the venue we will be displaying the LifeStraw roadshow in.

Monday, 11 April 2011

RIBI Dublin 2011

If you are going the conference don't forgot to look for the LifeStraw.org.uk roadshow - we will be displaying latest information about the LifeStraw product range and also have our interactive display with us.

Please come and visit us.


New LifeStraw Roadshow Display

Received today the new LifeStraw pop up display stands. This will be first used at the RIBI conference in Dublin to compliment the new display stand also shown below.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Cardiff Flower Show

We visited shelter box garden at Cardiff flower show designed by Trish Farr. The LifeStraw family model was on display.  The garden won a silver medal.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Horrabridge Cubs fund raise for LifeStraw.org.uk in assocation with Roborough Rotary Club

Roborough Rotary Club has recently raised £1900 to purchase life saving LifeStraws, but their fundraising effects have motivated some of the local Scout Association clubs to also try to raise funds also for LifeStraws.

Pictured below is Horrabridge Cub pack looking at how LifeStraws can be used to provide safe and clean drinking water anywhere in the world.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

S.A.R.A.I.D @ Brynmawr Rotary Club

S.A.R.A.I.D visited Brynmawr Rotary club on Tuesday, 29th March 2001 to talk about their work.  We have in past supplied LifeStraws to them to support them in their work.

S.A.R.A.I.D is a British charity dedicated to trying to save the lives of innocent victims of disaster, as well as relieving human suffering around the world regardless of color, creed, religion and political persuasion.

It is staffed entirely by volunteers and funded solely by public donations, S.A.R.A.I.D is on call 365 days a year, always ready to provide trained Search and Rescue personnel, free of charge to any country in need of assistance. S.A.R.A.I.D members are drawn from all walks of life.

However, the one common attribute shared by all our volunteers, is the desire and determination to help the innocent victims of disaster around the world.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Dublin Conference 2011

Dublin will be the host city for the RIBI Conference 15th-17th April 2011 and LifeStraws will be there with the "LifeStraws Roadshow"

More details to follow over the next few days on http://www.lifestraw.org.uk/

Dublin Conference 2011

Stroud College

This week we were at Stroud College

We had an excellent response for Lifestraws at Stoud College. Many enthusiastic and supportive students visited the stand.

Thank you

Christine & David

David demonstrating LifeStraw in action http://t.co/d4IV9Up