Star Supporter Lyla

Saddened by the number of children around the world with no access to clean water, Lyla asked for buckets of water for her fifth birthday.

When her parents told her about WaterAid, Lyla asked for donations instead of presents – raising an amazing £1,700!

Lyla’s fundraising was matched by Severn Trent Water, and she recently won the JustGiving Young Fundraiser of the Year Award. Go Lyla!

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Star Supporter Jill

Jill believes access to water is a basic human right, and has been selling her handmade greeting cards for WaterAid for 13 years – raising an astonishing £13,500 for taps and toilets!

She has also asked people to donate money to WaterAid instead of giving her gifts for Christmas, and even has a friend who makes toppers to go on her homemade cards. What a team effort!

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Star Supporter Jamie

In 2015, Jamie – hailed as Britain’s answer to Forrest Gump – embarked on an adventure to run from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, covering 17,000 kilometres, 14 countries and two continents.

Jamie ran an average of 28 miles (more than a marathon) every day, burning somewhere between 4,500 and 6,000 calories.

Jamie raised an unbelievable £24,000 for WaterAid, Macmillan and CALM on his epic journey. What an inspirational fella!

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Star Supporter Ollie

Star Supporter Ollie is the youngest person ever to climb the world-famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack in the Orkney Islands.

Ollie, who turned 11 just after his climb, made the 450ft ascent with his father and a professional guide and raised £4,523 for WaterAid – what a brilliant achievement!

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Star Supporter Becky

In 2016, Becky set herself the challenge of fundraising for WaterAid for an entire year.

Loosely based around the theme of heights, Becky’s High 5 Challenge has seen her take on the world’s longest zipwire, jump out of a plane for a sky dive, and organise a silent auction (may the ‘highest’ bidder win!).

With two more challenges to go, she’s already raised £1,600 – now that's what we call a high flyer!

Organising a series of challenges like Becky? Our toolkit will show you how to set up your fundraising page >

Manchester University WaterAid Society

Manchester University WaterAid Group

The Manchester University WaterAid Society decided to celebrate World Toilet Day by organising their very own WaterAid quiz.

Using their links with local businesses to get some great prizes donated, they raised £106.21 for WaterAid – and their brave quizmaster even dressed up as a toilet!

Want to organise a WaterAid quiz? Check out our toolkit >

Are you a student? Here’s some more info on setting up your own university group >

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