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:

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 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.

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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 - 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 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 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.