March 2, 2009 by General Administrator
World Water Day – would you like to get involved?

A new WaterAid campaign and fundraising group is being launched on Saturday 21st March to mark Word Water Day.

WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. The scale of the problem is enormous:

  • About 1 in 8 of the world’s population do not have access to safe water
  • Almost two fifths of the people in the world do not have access to adequate safe sanitation
  • 5,000 children die everyday from diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation
  • It costs only £15 per head to provide lasting safe water, sanitation and hygiene education

WaterAid will have a stall on the Parade in Leamington to raise awareness of their work. The stall will be outside the old Woolworths shop on the Parade, between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 21st March.

Please go along to show your support. James Plaskitt MP and the press will be coming at 10.30am and it would be great to have a large number of people there. Or just turn up whenever you can.

Felix Mindham is organising the event and could do with more help on the stall – so if you would like to help out please give her a ring. She will be doing a couple of briefing sessions on the evenings of Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 12th March.

If you are interested in getting involved but can’t manage the 21st March, there will be plenty of other opportunities.

Thanks!

For further information please contact Felix on:
01926 316429 or 07963 835580

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