TIBSHELF: WI to provide aid to disaster areas

The April meeting of Tibshelf WI was held in St John the Baptist church vestry on Thursday, April 4.

Members enjoyed a talk by Martin Cruttenden representing Aquabox, a project coordinated by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth.

Aquabox is a charity which aims to provide safe drinking water to areas suffering the immediate effects of both man-made and natural disasters. Each Aquabox is a robust plastic tank complete with an Aquafilter unit which purifies water making it safe and pleasant to drink. The boxes are also initially packed with essential welfare items for use in a disaster situation.

This was a most interesting and inspiring talk and as a result the Tibshelf WI ladies have decided to collect new toothbrushes, tablet soaps, and toothpaste to donate for packing into the Aquaboxes and have also commenced knitting simple baby tops which are also desperately required in disaster areas.

The competition for the evening, to bring along and read a water themed poem was won jointly by Andrea Pleasance and Pat Rhodes.

Members also finalised plans for the spring fayre which will be held in the village hall on Saturday, April 20, 10am until 1pm, and which will include a tombola, a craft stall, a book stall, a raffle, home made cakes and produce and bric a brac. This event is also aiming to raise funds for the Community Save a Life Scheme which Tibshelf WI is currently supporting.