Gloucester Rotary Club has been raising money to buy Aquaboxes – ingenious devices that turn dirty water into something fit to drink – and send them to the poorest parts of the world.
An Aquabox can clean up to 20,000 litres of water in its lifetime. The filters are even capable of removing viruses and bacteria from polluted drinking water.
Downton has been working with the Rotary Club to make sure the filters get to their intended destination; transporting them from the Gloucester branch to the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, where the boxes are collected by aid agencies for exporting.
A celebration dinner was held to mark the completion of the Club’s 1,000th Aquabox, with Downton director Kate Downton in attendance to celebrate the success of this remarkable scheme.
Click here for an article published about the Rotary Club scheme in The Citizen newspaper.