WaterAid

Prestigious award for local fundraiser

This week local fundraiser, Diana Freeman received the president’s award from WaterAid UK for her tireless work raising funds to bring clean water and sanitation to developing countries. Diana, who lives in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, and works for Anglian Water...

October 17, 2017

Why should you support the Deliver Life appeal?

This winter WaterAid – a charity very close to our hearts here at Anglian Water – is asking people to donate to its Deliver Life appeal to help mothers and babies without access to clean water. Another Christmas another appeal,...

December 1, 2015

The final day – how WaterAid makes a difference…

It was our final full day visiting communities in Malawi today. The difference made to both villages by addressing the issues of hygiene and sanitation was clearly evident. In both places they now have latrines for each house, which put a...

July 21, 2015

Day 4 in Malawi – the well is the mother of the village…

Wow! What a contrast to yesterday’s visit to the health clinic. Today we visited two villages where WaterAid and its partners have worked with the communities to totally transform their lives. The welcome we received at both villages was colourful,...

July 17, 2015

Day 3 in Malawi – a day of two halves…

It was a long day today. We headed up to Kasungu, which is a smaller town in the central region. After meeting the council we went on to a local school. The school has over 4,800 pupils and it felt like most...

July 16, 2015

Day 2 in Malawi – the Lilongwe water board and the Kamuzu Dam…

So today was my first full day in Malawi, which started rather early with a very loud call to prayer across the city at 5am – still, he had a good voice! Our first visit was to the WaterAid offices...

July 14, 2015

Arriving in Malawi…

Photo – arriving into Lilongwe. It still amazes me how far we can travel in such a short time. I find it incredible that I left heavy rain in London and 15 hours later – travelling via Addis Ababa –...

July 14, 2015

Day 6 – Kampala slums

This has been the most difficult day to take in and process. I have tried to walk you through life in the slums. I apologise as it’s longer than my previous posts but with such shocking living conditions and three...

November 22, 2014

It’s no joke – World Toilet Day…

World Toilet Day is something I usually mark every year by raising money at the Anglian Water WaterAid quiz. This year was a little different, as you can imagine. The theme of this year’s campaign was #It’sNoJoke – designed to use...

November 21, 2014

Day 4 – Boboya village

When we arrived in Boboya we were given the warmest welcome I have ever received. Grace was singing and when we met her she gave us a big hug, thanked us for visiting and called me her daughter. Grace lives...

November 21, 2014