WaterAid launches animation to highlight how a lack of clean water keeps girls out of school

WaterAid has launched a new animation calling out the impact a lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities has on girls’ education in Nepal and around the world.   The animation, titled ‘The girl who turned to water’, depicts girls in a classroom who wash away as water themselves to symbolise how having to walk to collect water keeps them from school. The animation is aimed at highlighting the inequality caused by a lack of access to clean water, while also raising money for the international charity’s Thirst for…

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Rankin Agency and WaterAid team up with artists and celebs to create the Best Seat in the House

A host of artists, fashion designers and celebrities have created their own unique toilet seats as part of a project with WaterAid and the Rankin Agency to help elevate the status of the humble loo and celebrate them for the lifesavers they are. Harry Hill, Pam Hogg, Val Garland, Ozwald Boateng, Martin Parr, Boy George, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Pure Evil and Hayden Kays are among 25 artists who have given the ‘Best Seat in the House’ a special splash of luxury, highlighting how toilets are a luxury denied to 1.7…

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Nadiya Hussain launches WaterAid’s Thirst for Knowledge appeal to bring clean water and toilets to schools

Author and TV chef Nadiya Hussain MBE has launched WaterAid’s new appeal, Thirst for Knowledge, to help bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to schools worldwide, giving generations of girls the chance to build a better future.  Nadiya, an ambassador for the international charity since 2016, is adding her support to the campaign alongside the launch of her latest exciting ventures – her new BBC2 television series and book, both called Nadiya’s Fast Flavours.  Through its appeal, WaterAid will help bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to communities in Nepal and around the world, transforming tens of thousands of…

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WaterAid announces new Director of Fundraising and Communications

WaterAid is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennie York as its new Director of Fundraising and Communications. Jennie has extensive experience of the international development sector, having previously worked at WaterAid for five years when she led the Direct Marketing Team. She left in 2015 to take up the role of Deputy Director of Supporter and Communities at Save the Children UK, progressing to Director. She now rejoins the water and sanitation organisation from Barnardo’s, where she is currently Director of Fundraising. Jennie is thrilled to be returning to…

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Give the gift of H20 ho ho with WaterAid

This festive season, WaterAid is inviting shoppers to consider its Shop for Life collection of ethical Christmas e-gifts, which will help bring clean water and decent toilets to communities around the world. With match funding from the UK Government this winter, every gift in the Shop for Life range will make double the difference.  As an alternative to a typical Christmas present this year, you can get a personalised WaterAid e-gift or greeting card that could transform the lives of many in return. For £24 – the price of a pair of slippers – you can provide three families with a handwashing station, giving the gift of improved hygiene and disease prevention.   For £60, instead of a new bag or wallet, you can buy a community water tank holding 500 litres…

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