December 3, 2010
zone survival boxes packed
by Burnham's Inner Wheel
Dozens of survival boxes for use in disaster zones across
the world have been created by members of Burnham-On-Sea's Inner
Wheel Club this week.
Rita Jolliffe, Sue Newbery and President Janet Breed were joined
by President Elect of Burnham Rotary Club, Ian Breed, to help
pack the Water Survival Boxes.
"The boxes contain a water pump and purification system together
with items to help four people survive following a disaster and
over 3,000 have been sent to places such as Haiti, Pakistan and
Chili over the past year, " Burnham Inner Wheel's spokeswoman
Sandra Moon told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"These boxes are organised by the Rotary Club who rely on
donations from other clubs and outside help. They include a tarpaulin,
cooking pots, a bucket and tools."
Volunteers from the Rotary Club and Inner Wheel help keep the
stock of the filled boxes topped up so that there are always several
hundred at the ready for use in case of an emergency.
Sandra added: "A total of 49 boxes were packed in two hours
with one coffee break, which takes some doing! There were a few
aching shoulders and backs at the end of it, but it's a worthy
cause and the job was enjoyed by all."