UKRAINE AID - DANISH ROTARIAN'S FLY IN TO HELP
Hugo Pike OBE, Erik Tornoe, PDG
Peter Eigenbroth, PDG Tony Quinn,
and PDG Jan Brinck.
7th consignment of humanitarian aid for
families without access to safe drinking
water in Ukraine was possible thanks to
Rotary in Denmark and the Safe Water Trust.
It comprised 400 Grifaid Family Water
Filters – each capable of providing 100
litres of safe drinking water per day for a
family of five for 5 years. The bulk of the
cost was raised by Rotary in Denmark and
supplemented by a generous donation in kind
from the Safe Water Trust.
We were delighted to welcome a small Rotary
delegation from Jutland in Denmark who flew
across to play a key role in the packing
session as the 400 filters and water
carriers were packed into 80 boxes. Each box
also included the operating instructions in
English and the Ukrainian language.
The Danish link began in 2012 at a Rotary
Institute meeting in Sweden when Jan Brinck
and his wife first became aware of our Water
Survival Box Rotary project. This led to an
invitation to give a presentation at Peter
Eigenbroth’s Rotary District Conference in
Aalborg in 2015 where he was ably supported
by Erik Tornoe. Their donation of £15,000
covered the cost of 100 standard Water
Survival Boxes which were sent to Tamil Nadu
in India following extensive floods.
In 2019 a Rotary support group – Water
Survival Box-Denmark – was established by
Peter, Jan and Erik to increase awareness of
our Rotary charity and to raise funds to
provide more help to families affected by
natural or manmade disaster.
This latest consignment will go overland to
Lviv in Ukraine where arrangements for
distribution to families or small
communities most in need will again be
organised by Borys Bodnar of the Ukraine
Unity Rotary Club.
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