WaterAid installs striking giant hourglass by the Thames to highlight the fact that every second, another person is forced into water scarcity

International charity WaterAid has created a thought-provoking installation on the bank of the Thames to highlight how climate change is threatening drinking water supplies around the world.  The arresting 3.5-metre high hourglass in Potters Field in London is drawing attention to the shocking fact that every second, one more person around the world is forced into water scarcity, where water access could be limited due to increased demand.   The striking scene comes ahead of todays G7 Finance Ministers meeting  followed by the G7 Leaders’ Summit in June, where WaterAid will be calling for the UK Government to push for more support to help…

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Great Swim takes the plunge in new charity partnership with WaterAid

WaterAid is delighted to be named as the official 2021 Charity Partner for the Great Swim Series, teaming up with the popular open water swimming events to boost their fundraising this summer. The John West Great Swim Series includes the UK’s biggest open water swimming event, the Great North Swim in the Lake District National Park and the Great East Swim in Suffolk. The events attract more than 12,000 swimmers and more than 40,000 supporters.  Jen Isaac Partnerships Director at The Great Run Company said: “We’re excited to work with…

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WaterAid launches urgent Covid-19 appeal to help health centres and vulnerable communities in India

As India faces a deadly second wave of Covid-19, international organisation WaterAid has launched an emergency appeal to bring vital water, toilet and hygiene facilities to health centres and vulnerable communities as well as urgent support to frontline sanitation workers to help protect lives. The country is seeing more than 400,000 new cases every day and, with the exodus of people from the cities, this horrific wave has now spread to parts of rural India, threatening to overburden local health centres with weak infrastructure that are unprepared for such a…

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Ellie Simmonds invites swimmers to take the plunge with a challenge for WaterAid as indoor pools reopen

To mark the reopening of indoor swimming facilities, British Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds OBE is encouraging people to take the plunge and sign up for a swimming challenge while supporting WaterAid.  The international organisation is launching its very own Swim Marathon challenge this summer and is also the official 2021 Charity Partner for the Great Swim Series, taking place this June. The Great Swim includes the UK’s biggest open water swimming event, the Great North Swim in the Lake District National Park and the Great East Swim in Suffolk. Previously, the events have attracted more than 12,000 swimmers and more than 40,000 supporters.    This week’s reopening of indoor swimming…

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Dougray Scott supports WaterAid’s mission to get clean water to all

Scottish actor Dougray Scott is supporting WaterAid’s mission to get clean water to everyone everywhere in his role as ambassador for the international charity. As NASA’s rover touches down on Mars to try and find water and evidence of life – one of three missions to the red planet this month – WaterAid is highlighting the lives lost every day because people don’t have clean water. Dougray, who has starred in Ripley’s Game, Enigma, My Week with Marilyn, Mission Impossible II, and The Woman in White, and is currently filming…

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