Aquabox for Japan

Scouts/Cubs aquabox
Scouts/Cubs aquabox

a GENEROUS Scout group from Belper has been working to provide humanitarian aid for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

The 1st Belper troop has, as part of the Global Challenge, began filling Aquaboxes to be sent to the crisis-hit country.

An Aquabox is a robust plastic tank with water purification tablets that is packed with essential items.

Once the items have been removed, the box can be used to purify up to 1,100 litres of polluted water, making it safe and pleasant to drink.

The Belper Scouts have packed a box full of pots, cutlery, pans, toiletries, tools, nappies and a bucket. They have also raised £207, which is enough for two-and-a-half more Aquaboxes.

Last year, the Scouts sent Aquaboxes to Pakistan following the earthquake there. They raised the money by doing paid jobs for people they knew.