Water workers give a lotto support to charity


Water workers across the North East have helped provide vital water supplies to people in the developing world.

Northumbrian Water employees, both past and present, raised nearly £32,000 last year through the company′s lottery in support of WaterAid.

The global charity aims to reach millions of people with clean water and decent toilets in some of the world′s poorest countries.

More than 1,000 employees and pensioners take part in the Northumbrian WaterAid lottery, where they can sign up from as little as £1 a month.

Of the total funds raised by the lottery, 75% go directly to WaterAid and 25% are redistributed back as prizes.

The £32,000, raised between April 2017 and March 2018, will be used to help transform more than 2,000 lives.

Andrew Blakemore, Chairman of the Northumbrian WaterAid Committee, said: "Our monthly lottery offers our people a really quick and easy way to help support WaterAid, with the added bonus of possible cash prizes.

"Millions of people are living without water, toilets and hygiene but even with as little as £1 a month, the lottery has helped us to bring in additional funding and will transform the lives of those people who really need these basic human rights."

People can find out more about the work of WaterAid and how they can support the charity, including signing up to WaterAid′s own lottery at play.wateraid.org.

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