Creating a splash for charity

WaterAid Ball

24.05.2017

Northumbrian Water is calling on superheroes across the North East to help save lives at its WaterAid Ball.

Taking place on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth Park from 7.00pm, the Comic Book-themed bash, will raise money for Northumbrian Water’s international charity partner, WaterAid.

WaterAid works in 37 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year in some of the world’s poorest communities with clean water, safe toilets and hygiene education.

Businesses in the region can enjoy a champagne reception and three-course dinner at the ball, followed by a night of pow-tastic entertainment and fiendishly good prizes to be won. A table seating ten people costs £995.

All proceeds from the evening will contribute towards Northumbrian Water’s goal of raising £1 million for WaterAid projects in Madagascar. The funds will help the country’s families and communities gain long-lasting access to safe water and sanitation.

Northumbrian WaterAid Chairman, Andrew Blakemore, said: “I’m very excited about this year’s ball. It’s always a great evening which is enjoyed by everyone, all while raising vital funds for WaterAid.

“Water, sanitation and hygiene is something we all take for granted and yet in Madagascar, 2,100 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and sanitation. This is totally unacceptable in this day and age and we’re determined to do something about it.

“I would encourage caped crusaders to come along to our Comic Book Ball where they can become a true superhero and help save lives.”

More than £30,000 was raised at the Bugsy Malone-themed WaterAid Ball last year, helping to save around 2,000 lives.

Although traditionally a black tie event, there is the option to wear fancy dress with a prize for the best dressed.

To make a donation or book a table at this year’s Northumbrian WaterAid Ball, email wateraid@nwl.co.uk, or to find out more about WaterAid please go to www.wateraid.org.

For further media information, call 0191 3015678.

Northumbrian Water

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customer in the North East with both water and sewerage services, trading as Northumbrian Water, and 1.8 million customers in the South East with water services, trading as Essex& Suffolk Water.

In the most recent survey by the Consumer Council for Water, Northumbrian Water was named the UK’s most trusted water company by its customers, while 2017/2018 customer satisfaction scores placed the company in joint first place. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year.

Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham DH1 5FJ. Telephone 0345 6047468. Website: www.nwl.co.uk

WaterAid

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to clean water and sanitation. The international organisation works in 37 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Region to transform lives by improving access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation. For more information, visit www.wateraid.org, follow @WaterAidUK on Twitter, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wateraid.

• Around 315,000 children die each year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s almost 900 children each day, or one child every two minutes.
• An estimated 663 million people (around one in ten) are without clean water
• Nearly 2.4 billion people (around one in three) live without improved sanitation
• For every £1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of £4 is returned in increased productivity.
• Just £15 can help provide one person with access to clean water.
• For details on how individual countries are keeping their promises on water and sanitation, please see our online database, WASHWatch.org.

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