Cricket stars help WaterAid Bring Water to people in India so they can defend themselves against Covid-19

As Delhi grapples with its third wave of Covid-19, cricket stars old and new, including Hashim Amla, Rory Burns, Morne Morkel, Ian Bell, Veda Krishnamurthy and WV Raman, are uniting in support of WaterAid’s call to help bring clean water to millions of people in India, so they can better defend themselves against the spread of disease. Frequent handwashing with soap reduces the spread of coronaviruses (flu-like illnesses) by around a third (36%)[i], yet only 1 in 4 households in India have clean water, putting families on the back foot when…

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Andy Green CBE elected new chair for international charity WaterAid

WaterAid is thrilled to welcome Andy Green, former President of the UK Space trade body, as its new chair.  Mr Green was instrumental in the development of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, which set the UK space sector on its current growth trajectory He received a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2020 for services to the information technology sector and to the British Space Industry. A long-term supporter of WaterAid, his not-for-profit work focuses on helping develop a vibrant sustainable UK economy for the next generation and…

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Diageo Launches New Social Media Positive Drinking Campaign To Raise Funds For Wateraid

Diageo has highlighted its commitment to drinking in moderation, with the release of The Balance Challenge, an augmented reality (AR) Instagram filter designed to encourage people to swap an alcoholic drink with water and raise money for WaterAid in the process. The challenge demonstrates the importance of balance, allowing users to balance virtual water vessels on some parts of their bodies by matching a series of on-screen poses. To date the challenge has seen bartenders around the globe take part in the fun campaign, helping remind people over the festive…

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Andy Green CBE elected new chair for international charity WaterAid

WaterAid is thrilled to welcome Andy Green, former President of the UK Space trade body, as its new chair.  Mr Green was instrumental in the development of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, which set the UK space sector on its current growth trajectory He received a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2020 for services to the information technology sector and to the British Space Industry. A long-term supporter of WaterAid, his not-for-profit work focuses on helping develop a vibrant sustainable UK economy for the next generation and…

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Lemn Sissay creates inspiring new poem for WaterAid highlighting the impact of climate change in Ethiopia

Author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay MBE has collaborated with WaterAid to create a new thought-provoking poem telling the story of communities like Frat in his maternal homeland of Ethiopia, where people’s lives and livelihoods are threatened by the changing climate. The poem, Hope Spring Eternal, is at the heart of a short film created by the international development organisation to launch its fundraising appeal, Future on Tap, which aims to raise £3 million to help transform lives with clean water in Frat and other villages around the world. During the…

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