Tony Ridley, a volunteer from Water Aid visited Moyles Court School last week to receive a cheque for £241. The money was raised by the Year 6 class, who were set the challenge earlier in the year, to see how much money they could raise. They were all given £2 to start and through a series of sales they managed to increase that figure to £241 by the end of last term.
Toby, a Year 6 pupil, said, “It was great fun and we knew we were doing something that would help the world”. They all plan to carry on raising money for Water Aid next year.
WaterAid works specifically on the WASH crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene. Their vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Mr Ridley spoke to all pupils in the school about the difficulties facing millions of people around the world.
768 million people in the world do not have access to safe water – roughly one in ten of the world’s population. Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That’s almost 2,000 children a day.