10 November 2008
2008 is the UN International Year of Sanitation and to mark this, Award winning multidiscipline consultants, WYG has established a special WaterAid support group within its Leeds office.
To date, the WYG WaterAid support group has raised awareness of, and donations for, the charity by organising a number of events throughout the Yorkshire region. WYG has participated in the organisation of the ‘Big National Ceilidh’ event in Leeds, which saw thousands of people across the region dancing for water, completed a sponsored climb of Coniston Old Man in the Lake District and has undertaken a number of other successful fundraising events for WaterAid.
On Thursday 6 November 2008, Holly Wilkinson and Carla Moss from WaterAid visited WYG’s office in Headingley, Leeds, to receive a cheque for £1000.
Dave McGlinchey of Yorkshire Water, and Chairman of the Yorkshire Region WaterAid Committee, was also at the presentation. Dave, who visited WaterAid’s Ugandan projects earlier in the year to see first-hand how donations were being used to provide clean water and sanitation, explained to WYG staff how the money they have raised will improve the lives of those in poverty.
Matthew Elliott, Technical Director for WYG said: “We have many engineers and technologists in the company working within the water sector and are passionate about the value of what we do. We see WaterAid as having a very real synergy with our professional interests and we are delighted to have the chance to support the great work this charity does.”
WaterAid is a founding member of the End Water Poverty Coalition. WaterAid’s mission is to overcome poverty by enabling the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education.
From left to right the people are: 1. Carla Moss - Regional Development Assistant (Water Aid) 2. Matthew Elliot - WYG Technical Director 3. David McGlinchey - Yorkshire Region Water Aid Committee Chairman (Yorkshire Water) 4. Holly Wilkinson - Corporate Fundraising Assistant (Water Aid)