Congratulations Yorkshire Water in raising over ONE MILLION POUNDS for the amazing wateraid charity! We were very honoured to have played the wateraid ball for the second year in a row at the New Dock venue at the royal armouries in Leeds. As usual it was a great turnout and people gave generously for this very special cause.
While one billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the last 20 years, at least 10% of the world’s population still live without safe water to drink and one in three people live without a decent toilet. As a result, 500,000 children die every year. This wholly unacceptable situation causes untold suffering, holding back human and sustainable development. It particularly affects the lives of women, who carry the burden of collecting water and caring for sick children, and the lives of girls who often fail to finish their education because of a lack of toilets in schools.
So thanks again Yorkshire Water for having us as part of your celebrations, as always it was a blast!