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A Southern Water staff member takes a sanitation selfie.

Sanitation superheroes

From Southern Water’s #SanitationSelfies to Anglian Water’s comedy and curry night, water companies up and down the country celebrated World Toilet Day – raising awareness of the importance of the life-saving loo.

A team from Bristol Water take on Tough Sh!t.

Tough team work

Brave teams from Bristol Water and companies across the water industry took on our Tough Sh!t challenge in October – running, splashing and climbing their way around the 10k course with 20 toilet-themed obstacles.

South West Water golf day.

Teeing off for taps and toilets

Congratulations to Industrial Walves Ltd who were crowned champions of South West Water’s annual golf day in September. 23 teams took part at Padbrook Park Country Club and helped to raise almost £10,000 for WaterAid!

Rowing in Rio spirit

This year’s Thames Water raft race captured the Rio carnival spirit. Teams splashed their way to raising £45,000 for the Thames Loves Malawi partnership. Special guests included Dennis and Mwereti from WaterAid Malawi!

Severn Trent Water clay pigeon shooting event

Fundraising on target

16 teams enjoyed a day of clay shooting and archery at Doveridge Clay Sports thanks to Severn Trent Water. The event, which finished with a BBQ and prize-giving ceremony, raised almost £16,000 for WaterAid’s work in Ethiopia.

Wessex Water take on Bristol Water in a football match.

Match fundraising

Teams from Wessex Water and Bristol Water played a charity football match at Bath City's ground for WaterAid. The event raised noisy cheers from the crowd and a fantastic £1,500 for our work.

And finally...

  • After supporting WaterAid for many years, South Staffs Water formed WaterAid’s newest water company committee in September. The group of volunteers are full of fundraising ideas for the upcoming year, kicking off with a Suits and Sparkles Ball in January.
  • A team of 20 energetic employees from Hydro International took their fundraising for WaterAid to a new mud-soaked level when they waded and splashed their way around the Rock Solid Race in October.
  • Keen bakers at Skanska organised a blue-themed cake sale in aid of WaterAid, with their Bake Off-worthy creations raising over £400.

We love hearing about your wonderful activities for WaterAid! Please share more of your stories with your partnership manager or WaterAid representative, or email [email protected].