Loo crew volunteer joins ′Water Fight′


A County Durham man has volunteered to be part of the ‘Loo Crew’ at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, supporting charity WaterAid’s global campaign the ‘Water Fight’.

The ‘Water Fight’ is about fighting for every child, everywhere to have clean water and a decent toilet. One in three children do not have a decent toilet and one in 10 have no clean water, leaving them more vulnerable to disease.

The ‘Loo Crew’ will see a number of volunteers from across the country based on site for the whole of the festival cleaning long drop toilets for people to use.

David Groark, who is a Project Manager at Northumbrian Water, is amongst this year’s volunteers and is looking forward to helping out.

David said; “I have supported the work of this amazing charity for a long time and I’m delighted to be part of this year’s Loo Crew down at Glastonbury.

“While I’m there I will be working four 6-hour shifts over the course of the week, helping to keep the festival toilets spick and span for everyone. I′m looking forward to chatting to people about the work WaterAid do and joining in with the festival atmosphere.

“When I’m not volunteering, I’m looking forward to discovering some new bands and seeing some more well-known artists and shows too. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Kate Tempest and our own North East artists; the Young‘uns and Nadine Shah.”

Christine Mellor, Water Industry Partnership Manager at WaterAid, said; “It’s fantastic to see Dave joining us at Glastonbury as part of our Loo Crew, supporting our campaign, The Water Fight, and helping to make clean water and decent toilets normal for every child around the world by 2030.

“This is the second time Dave has volunteered which we are really grateful for and to all of our volunteers who help make a difference to the work that we do.”

To find out more about WaterAid or their campaign, ‘The Water fight’, you can visit > www.wateraid.org/uk

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Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers 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. 2017 also saw Northumbrian Water named the world’s most ethical water company for the seventh successive year.

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