£40 for 40 Years

- Add to Calendar 2021-06-21 00:00:00 2021-12-31 00:00:00 £40 for 40 Years Take on your own £40 for 40 Years challenge and help us reach everyone, everywhere with clean water.  Wherever you like! WaterAid UK [email protected] Europe/London public
Wherever you like!
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To take part, think up a challenge based on the number 40 – it can be anything you like! Then simply complete your chosen 40 any time this year.  

Hike 40 mountains or bake 40 cakes.  Go solo or team up with friends and family. Whatever you decide to do, the funds you raise will bring us closer to the day when clean water is normal for everyone, everywhere.  

Start fundraising!

Once you’ve thought up your challenge, set up a page on JustGiving.

Create your JustGiving fundraising page

Choose your goals

Sign up and set your fundraising target. We recommend aiming for £40 as a starting point, or £400 if you’re feeling more ambitious!


Share your fundraising page with your friends, colleagues and family so they can sponsor you to reach your target and track your progress.

Start your £40 for 40 Years challenge

Your challenge is flexible – you can choose any time in 2021 to take on your challenge. Share your progress on your page so your friends can see how you’re doing, and don’t forget to tag your photos both on your fundraising page and social media using #WaterAid40for40. We want to see your incredible ideas and celebrate your success with you.

Your can also ask your sponsors to simply donate using the link below.

Donate to WaterAid

Don’t forget to tag WaterAid and use #WaterAid40for40 on social media so we can watch and share! 

More than just a number 

2021 marks 40 years since WaterAid was set up by the UK water industry. Since 1981, we’ve worked together with our founding partners and supporters like you to change millions of lives with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. There is still a lot to do. But together we’re making progress. 

Now more than ever, we need to continue our life-changing work and do everything we can to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere. 

2021 is the year we must make change happen. This year, we're tackling the double threat of COVID-19 and climate change to make sure that millions more around the world can rely on clean water, today and every day. 

40 years of changing lives for good. Let’s keep it going. 

Raise £40 for our 40th anniversary this year and make an even bigger difference.