What is a LifeStraw?

LifeStraw® is a portable water filter that effectively removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing common diarrhoeal diseases. LifeStraw® requires no electrical power or spare parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.


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Rotary Club of Brynmawr

Water Projects Charity 1118064


Quite early days for this disaster and we have already had many enquiries from Rotary Clubs and other prospective donors. We are working with the manufacturers Vestergaard who have already sent envoys into Katmandu to assess the situation. We were pleased to be able to help the 244 Signal SquadronRAF with 1000 LifeStraws and 80 Family models with their appeal for Nepal immediately.
We are able to accept donations either directly to our bank account (details on "how to donate") or through BT My Donate, please mark them for Nepal. We would like to thank you for your continuous support for LifeStraw.
Thank you


Brynmawr Rotary club Water Projects would like to thank you all for the donations received in aid of the VANUATU disaster. We are pleased to inform you that through the manufacturers Vestergaard, we were able to deliver £10,000 worth of community models to the disaster area with no extra delivery costs! This means that every pound went directly to the appeal. We are truly grateful for your generosity and can ensure you that the victims of Vanuatu were most grateful for your prompt response.
Photos and updates to follow soon.

“ The gift of making a change in this world is not given to people like us, we are too small, too insignificant in the scheme of world events; BUT, if as a result of our actions we save but ONE LIFE, we have changed this world, albeit in a very small way, but we have changed it forever, and who can foretell the result of the saving of that one life”. David Dutson

In 2005 a member of the Rotary Club of Brynmawr, spotted a small article in a magazine, which advertised a water filter called “LifeStraw”. The article intrigued him, and he contacted the Danish manufacturer. The details contained in their reply encouraged him to show them to his Rotary Club, who decided to promote the LifeStraw, and do what they could to donate them to those in need of safe water.

The efforts of this Rotary club were increased when at the Millennium, the United Nations gave the world terrible news:

“ The need for safe drinking water is denied to many people in this world. Every 15 seconds a child will die as a result of drinking unsafe water. We are committed by the year 2015 to provide this basic human right”

The target for this Rotary Club remains the same, “ As Rotarians we are committed to help all those in need. We consider that access to safe water is a basic human right and necessity; therefore our efforts and energies are focused on providing safe water wherever a need is identified”.