Local water charity hits fantastic milestone in their fundraising efforts

drawing water from an old water source in Suunga Village

When the highly regarded charity Wilmslow Wells for Africa met, by Zoom, for its AGM this week, their treasurer Roger Goddard announced that they had just reached a total sum of £1.5 million raised to fund water projects in African villages.

Since the charity was launched in 1984, Wilmslow Wells has helped just over half a million of the poorest people in Africa to gain access to clean water or improved sanitation – at a cost of just £2.78 per head.

Treasurer Roger Goddard said "It took nearly 30 years from our charity's formation to raise our first £1m but, with the fantastic generosity of our supporters, the next £500,000 has been raised in just 6 years. This has enabled us to significantly increase the number of projects which provide access to clean safe water in some of the poorest in sub-Saharan Africa."

The charity is run entirely by voluntary effort, and 99.3% of their income has been spent on over 275 water projects in 20 different African countries.

The charity is looking ahead to their ever-popular Open Gardens Day 2022 – a fund-raising event always held on the last Saturday in June.

Photo : A woman from western Zambia collecting water from a polluted water source before Wilmslow Wells provided a borehole for her village.

Wilmslow Wells for Africa