Hawthorn Hawks’ Brent Guerra becomes WaterAid ambassador


26 Jun 2013 | AU

WaterAid Australia is delighted to announce that AFL Hawthorn Hawks’ footballer Brent Guerra has become an ambassador for WaterAid.

WaterAid works in 27 countries around the world, including our near neighbours in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, to enable the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene by working with local partners, communities and governments to implement water supply systems, toilets, hand washing facilities and hygiene programs.

“I was amazed to learn that more people have mobile phones than access to safe sanitation in the developing world,” said Brent Guerra.

“I decided to support WaterAid to help people in communities around the world and to let people in Australia know about WaterAid and the millions of people who go without safe water and the billions of people without safe sanitation,” said Brent Guerra.

“Incredibly, 2.5 billion people in the world do not have a toilet and over 750 million people do not have access to safe water. This causes preventable diseases and deaths, and keeps people in poverty,” said Brent Guerra.

“It is difficult to imagine living life without access to clean water and a toilet. I am keen to promote the necessity of safe water and sanitation in the developing world by becoming an ambassador for WaterAid,” said Brent Guerra.

“For a long time I was unaware this was such a widespread issue in the world and I wanted to do something to raise awareness and help,” said Brent Guerra. In his role as WaterAid’s ambassador Brent Guerra will help to raise the profile of the sanitation and water crisis and the organisation’s work with poor communities around the world.

“We are delighted that Brent will be an ambassador for WaterAid and support us in helping to reduce disease, save lives and bring dignity to people in desperate poverty by providing safe water, toilets and hygiene,” said WaterAid Chief Executive Adam Laidlaw.


Kirrily Johns, Communications Manager, WaterAid
Phone: +61 03 9001 8246
Email: Kirrily.johns@wateraid.org.au

About WaterAid

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The international organisation works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 17.5 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 12.9 million people with sanitation. For more information, visit: www.wateraid.org.au