Northumbrian Water is working with WaterAid to help bring clean water and sanitation to over 70,000 people in Madagascar. Currently in Madagascar over 4,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. Andrew Blakemore Chairman of Northumbrian WaterAid says: "As founding members of WaterAid in 1981, our employees have been raising money for over 30 years, to bring clean water and safe sanitation to countries around the world. We turn on the tap and take top quality drinking water for granted and we flush the toilet safe in the knowledge that it will be taken away and treated to safeguard the environment. "For people in parts of the world those basic human rights are quite literally a matter of life and death. No one should have to make a choice between dying from thirst or dying from dirty water. We are delighted to continue our support of WaterAid and the work they carry out."