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African pride of a Cerebral Palsy teenager

Fourteen months ago, thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club of Preston Torbay, and with help from Caroline Newton of Friends of Kianjai, we were able to send 20 Rotary Water Barrels to a community in Meru, Kenya.

16 million hours each day fetching water

Have a think, what did you do today?  I spent an hour getting ready for work, nearly an hour on a bus and have been sat at my desk for nearly three hours. I have walked to the tap for water twice and have used the toilet once. I’ve probably spent around 15 minutes on […]

UN Development Program Endorsement

If anyone saw one of our trustees carrying a large mysterious box around London on Tuesday (January 21st), it was Brett Ascott. It’s not every day you meet a former Prime Minister! – Take a bow Helen Clark of New Zealand for having the generosity to meet with our charity, The Roll Out The Barrel Trust. […]

Rotary Barrels – Medical Benefits

 We’ve recently blogged about some barrels we sent to Zanzibar – we received this email from them highlighting the medical benefits to what we are doing. Not only are we solving an age old problem, we are also helping improve the health of thousands and thousands of families. Through the initiative of Roll out the barrel charity […]

Rotary Barrels in Zanzibar

As a direct result of the kind donations of £600 from the Rotarians of Chippenham – we were able to send Rotary Barrels to a community in Zanzibar. It can take a while before your generosity manifests itself as aid on the ground but we do get there after all the trials and tribulations Africa […]

500 Rotary Barrel Appeal for Maasai Tribe

Over 100 Rotary Barrels delivered, more on the way…Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya and ZAMBIA…. all thanks to Rotarians Over the past few months Rotarian Bill Leslie has taken the Roll Out the Rotary Barrel message to Rotary clubs in the North East. The response was tremendous and everyone offered support in one way or another. […]

Rotary Barrels – In Use!

We love seeing our barrels being used for what they were intended. Below are a few images scanned from the Rotary Magazine, showing a team of Rotarians posing for a promo shot in support of the ROTB project, and 3 children perched on one of our barrels – that looks like its had some serious […]

Charity Status Approved

After much hard work buy numerous people, who we thank wholeheartedly, we have today (30th April 2012) been registered as a charity with all that implies. The number is 1147062 If you are prepared to offer your continued support we would appreciate either the funds or a committed pledge which can be underwritten until such […]

Rotarians show their support…

Over 300 Roller Barrels delivered, more on the way…Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya and ZAMBIA…. and now Zanzibar and Senegal….all thanks to Rotarians Over the past year Bill Leslie has taken the Roll Out the Barrel message to Rotary clubs in the North West. The response was tremendous and everyone offered support in one way or […]