Around 200 people took a trip to Roadford Lake near Lifton earlier this month for a day of games and excitement.
The WaterAid Summer Fete featured a vast variety of entertainment, including a giant inflatable slide, tombola, hook a duck, raffle and even a ‘Poopla’ to name a few activities - there was something for the whole family to enjoy at the same time as raising money for an incredible cause.
WaterAid is an UK-based water charity determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. To make lasting change happen on a massive scale, they strive to convince governments to change laws; link policy makers with people on the ground; change attitudes and behaviours; pool knowledge and resources; and rally support from people and organisations around the world.
The fete, which will see 100% of the money raised going straight to WaterAid, was hosted by South West Water, who have been a supporter of the charity for over 40 years, raising over £10 million in that time.
Jonathan Scorer, WaterAid’s Water Industry partnerships manager, said: “We’re so grateful for the support of everyone who attended the WaterAid fete and together raised an impressive £6,000 for our work. This will help communities around the world get the essentials of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene so they can build a better future.”
Susan Davy, CEO of South West Water, added: “We know how essential it is to have clean water to hand at all times. This is why we continue to support WaterAid by raising vital funds for them to continue their incredible work as not everyone gets to experience this daily privilege.
“It was fantastic to see all of the hard work that our volunteers put into the event come to life in aid of the charity on a perfect summers day it was too!”