Two young men from the University of Sheffield who are pedalling their way from Lands End to John o’Groats found time last week to pedal into the Aquabox depot in Cromford.
Dave Cook and Paul Cave joined four others for the challenging ride of 874 miles (1,407 km). On a ‘rest day’ to visit Aquabox because they were raising money for the Cromford charity during the ride. Dave Cook is a long standing supporter of Aquabox’s emergency aid work, as a result of connections he has with volunteers from the Rotary Club of Bakewell. To greet them at the Aquabox depot were a party of trustees and volunteer supporters.
Aquabox depends on willing efforts such as theirs to stock, pack and distribute the Aquabox ‘Gold’ boxes containing more than 70 items of life-saving humanitarian aid.
Dave and Paul were shown that each Gold also contains an AquaFilter Family water purification. Widely acknowledged as a major contribution to the technology ensuring the provision of safe drinking water from any contaminated source (other than saline), each Family Filter will produce all the safe water requirements for a household of five people for at least six months.
The pair were also shown round boxes packing stations.
When this ride is behind them, Dave expects to lead a cycle party through south east Asia as part of his continuing commitment to raise funds for Action for Asia, his development charity.