Over the past few years Aquabox has been working with several companies and businesses whose employees have been inspired by the work that we undertake in support of those communities afflicted by natural or man-made disasters.
Here are a few examples of different ways in which companies have partnered with Aquabox.
Hydro-X supports Aquabox to help us make a difference
Since 2016 Aquabox has been most generously supported by Hydro-X, a water treatment company based in South Yorkshire. Hydro-X were inspired by the clear synergies between their own activities and the AquaFilter technology and the work that we are doing to provide safe drinking water to those in greatest need.
To enable us to extend this work, Hydro-X adopted Aquabox as its company charity and through the provision of regular donations they have covered a significant proportion of the charity's overheads. We are extremely grateful to everyone at Hydro-X for all the support they have given us.
Technolog keen to develop its relationship with Aquabox
"Technolog are very proud to support Aquabox in any way we can. We are very impressed by this local community project that has been helping communities worldwide in times of crisis. So far from us, this has been in the form of donations and a link on our website. We will be looking to do more in the future including the team building challenge of "pack a box"." [Sarah Thomas, Technolog Ltd]
Aquabox is extremely grateful to everyone at Technolog for all the support they have given us.
If you would like to find out more about Technolog and the work they do, please visit their website. You can also read a Case Study illustrating the relationship which Aquabox has with Technolog here.
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers partners with Aquabox
Aquabox has been supported by The Worshipful Company of Plumbers since 2019. The Company is part of the so called ‘Wet Ten’ Worshipful Companies, who are an informal group of both users and suppliers of water who share a common concern for the health of the water environment. They each have a charitable arm and they see their support of Aquabox as an opportunity to promote their philosophy of ‘safe water for all’ through charitable donation.
Aquabox by way of return affixes labels of the Company’s logo to the aid boxes their donations pay for and supplies photos of this aid being delivered across the world; these together with the Aquabox video are featured on their website.
If you would like to find out more about The Worshipful Company of Plumbers and the work they do, please visit their website. You can also read a Case Study illustrating the relationship which Aquabox has with The Worshipful Company of Plumbers here.
Faversham House enables Aquabox to display at Utility Week
For several years now, Faversham House has recognised the natural synergies between Aquabox and its audience in the water industry, and has supported the charity with editorial coverage, advertising space and exhibition presence.
They serve business leaders across the UK’s water, gas and electricity industries by delivering high quality insight and business-critical information through print and digital magazines, publications, websites, conferences, events and awards.
We are very grateful to Faversham House for their advice and support over the years.
If you would like to find out more about Faversham House and the work they do, please visit their website. You can also read a Case Study illustrating the relationship which Aquabox has with Faversham House here.
Advance International organises sponsored cycle ride in aid of Aquabox
In the summer of 2016 a team of intrepid cyclists from the Derbyshire-based lighting company Advance International approached us with an offer to compete in the Lyon to Monaco cycling challenge in aid of Aquabox. Advance develop cutting edge lighting solutions and they were inspired by the Aquabox community project and, in particular our recent introduction of a solar lamp as an item of humanitarian aid within the Aquabox aid box.
The ride followed a challenging route through mountains and deep valleys, but the team were equal to it and, despite having to overcome sweltering temperatures, completed the journey raising £10,000 for Aquabox. A big thank you to all at Advance International and their brave cyclists for taking on this challenge for such a great cause.
If you would like to find out more about Advance International and the work they do, please visit their website.
UPS staff undertake Aquabox packing challenge!
Our most recent corporate venture has been with United Parcel Service (UPS) who approached us following a visit by one of their managers to the depot. The manager, Claire, was very impressed by the skills of of our volunteer packers, who turn up each week to pack all the items of humanitarian aid we put into the big blue Aquabox, and having had a go at packing a box herself, she felt that holding a box packing challenge would be an ideal team building event as part of a UPS management conference.
To make this happen, we transported a mobile packing station to the UPS Alfreton depot and, under the watchful eyes of our packing experts, the UPS team packed nearly 40 boxes against the clock. Some of these boxes were destined for Northern Uganda, providing aid in the refugee camps to those fleeing from the devastating drought and famine in South Sudan.
Going forward we are also looking to extend the packing challenge to include a water challenge in order to illustrate the frustrations and problems which communities without safe, piped, potable water can face whilst trying to lead their lives, and the life giving value that the supply of an AquaFilter can bring to these communities.
If you would like to find out more about UPS and the services they offer, please visit their website.
If your company would like to partner with Aquabox as part of its corporate social responsibility programme by undertaking a fund raising event, providing support and/or adopting us as your charity, or if you feel that your teams would benefit from participating in one of our challenges, then please contact us.