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AquaBox receives the Queens Award for Voluntary Service


By Stella Almond - Posted on 05 June 2016

AquaBox has recently received  the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups in the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups!

The trustees would like to thank all those who have supported AquaBox over the years and made this recognition possible. 

The charity, managed and run by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth, provides boxes of essential humanitarian aid together with a special filter to guarantee potable drinking water, to people in crisis-hit areas. It recently sent 4,500 boxes to Turkey and the Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees and almost 2,000 have been shipped to earthquake-hit Nepal. Since the charity was formed in 1992 more than 105,000 boxes have been sent across the world.

A copy of the Press Release is attached or go to: www.aquabox.org for further information.

 

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