In December 2019 we gathered the support of our wonderful customers to help tackle the current water crisis in conjunction with Charity Water.
Charity Water’s mission is to help the 785 million people worldwide who don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. Access to clean water is something we can easily take for granted and we really wanted to help make a difference.
Throughout the festive month, we kindly asked our customers to donate £1 on the of the bottom of their bills. Their response was impressive. Together they raised a massive £7,535.
WHERE THE MONEY WENT
The money was sent straight to a project in Uganda to rehabilitate a well and handpump. The project is still ongoing but the result will be clean water for 375 people living in Biseke. The local community are currently being trained on how to use and maintain the water points to ensure clean water becomes part of their lives and for future generations to come.
The location was chosen as it is home to a large population of refugees and quite simply, there aren’t enough water points. Prolonged droughts have dried up many shallow water points and Covid has added extra challenges.
The success of the project inspired us to keep fundraising for Charity Water. Madagascar is currently on the brink of a climate induced famine and we wanted to be able to help.
As such, in December 2021 we asked our customers to donate £1 at the bottom of their bills again with the hope of providing a sustainable clean water point to thousands more people.
Combining funds from our customers and direct donations from Three Cheers Pub Co we raised the necessary £7,500 required to input two community taps in Central Madagascar. Projects of this size can take up to 21 months to complete and the work is ongoing. We are look forward to the massive difference the money will make. Please click here for the latest update.
THE REAL IMPORTANCE OF CLEAN WATER
Providing clean water isn’t as straightforward as having something to drink, it really does change everything.
HEALTH: Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Access to clean water can save around 16,000 lives every week.
EDUCATION: Clean water keeps kids in school. Less time collecting water means more time in class.
FEMALE EMPOWERMENT: In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. Access to clean water nearby frees up time and increases their opportunities.
ECONOMIC RETURNS: Every £1 invested in clean water can yield £4–£12 in economic returns.6 It’s a solid investment; access to clean water is perhaps the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth that humanity has ever known
One hundred per cent of the funds raised from Three Cheers Pub Co go straight to Charity Water projects. We are extremely grateful to all our customers who have helped so many people. They continue to impress us every day.
A huge thank you from all of us at team Three Cheers.