A GROUP of Bury St Edmunds students are on the look out for useful items to send to disaster areas around the world - the only catch is that they only have today to do it.
Sixth formers from County Upper School have chosen the Aquabox Challenge for their annual community project and are visiting businesses in the town to ask for donations to fill 10 large boxes.
Aquabox is supported by the Rotary Club which processes and stores the items before dispatching them to those in need.
Items wanted range from toothbrushes and sanitary pads to baby grows, cooking pans, toys and tools.
The boxes are in fact plastic tanks and, as well as being packed with essential welfare items, they will also contain water purification equipment to provide clean drinking water for families hit disasters including by earthquakes, floods and cyclones.
“What seems simple to us is a necessity to them,” said student Lizzie Rose, who visited the Bury Free Press just a few moments ago.
She added: “It’s actually quite a lot of fun - it’s amazing how generous people have been.”
For more details on Aquabox, visit: www.aquabox.org
To get in contact with the group, call the school on: 01284 754857.