Sing for Water

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Event information

Sing for Water presents unforgettable community-based concerts with hundreds of singers from choirs across the country, which have so far raised over £1 million for WaterAid.

As part of Sing for Water, singers and choirs learn music and songs separately and then come together for one big performance. In recent years there have been concerts all around the country, so keep an eye out for one near you.


Sing for Water London

Date: 15 September 2019

Sing for Water Shropshire

Date: Saturday 22 June
Venue: St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury

Shropshire has been hosting a Sing for Water event for seven years and brings together choirs from around the Shropshire area. This year our 'Sing for Safe Water' event will raise money for WaterAid, as well as local charity Village Water.

To get involved: 
Email [email protected]

Sing for Water Leicester

Date: Sunday 2 June 2019
Venue: Bede Park

Sing for Water Leicester will be part of this year's Riverside Festival in Leicester.

To get involved:
Visit the Sing for Water Leicester website

Sing for Water North Wales

Date: Saturday 11 May 2019
Venue: United Reformed Church, Colwyn Ave, Rhos on Sea LL28 4RA
Time: Concert starts 3pm, Ceilidh from 7pm
Tickets: concert £6.00, Ceilidh £6.00, joint ticket £10.00, Children under 16 free

Sing for Water Concert and Ceilidh will be hosted by Coastal Voices as part of their 15th anniversary celebrations. A delightful afternoon concert featuring Coastal Voices and other local choirs including aMaSing, Bangor Community Choir, Bangor Street Singers, Betws y Coed singers and Threnody. Plus an evening Ceilidh with local band Aderyn Prin.

To get involved:
Email [email protected]

Sing for Water Edinburgh

Date: Saturday 15 June 2019
Time: 11am
Venue: St Giles' Cathedral

The performance will begin in the incredible St Giles' Cathedral at 11am, before moving outside to sing in Parliament Square at Noon, on the steps outside the National Museum of Scotland at 1.30pm and rounding things off in the Grassmarket at 2.40pm - 3pm.

To get involved:
Visit the Sing for Water Edinburgh website

Sing for Water Brighton

Date: Thursday 18 July 2019
Venue: St George's Church, Kemptown, Brighton
Tickets: £8.50/£6.50 plus booking fee online, or £8.50/£6.50 on the door

To get involved:
Visit the Hullaballo Quire website
Open session for those interested in joining will be held on 27 May

Sing for Water Fort William

Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Venue: Fort William town centre

Inspired by the fantastic Sing for Water Scotland event in Edinburgh, a small pop up street choir of folk from all over Lochaber will be singing in various locations throughout the day. We'll be raising money through sponsorship and by collecting on the day. Do get in touch if you would like to sing with us, or help us on the day.

To get involved:
Email [email protected]

Raising money

Each singer commits to raising a certain amount of money as part of the event, and all the funds currently go towards our vital projects in Malawi, reaching some of the world’s poorest communities with safe water, taps and toilets. To date, Sing for Water events have raised over £1 million for WaterAid's work.

"When Sing for Water first started, our dream was to raise £1,000. Over the last 15 years, you’ve turned that into over £1 million for projects in Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, India, Timor-Leste, Ethiopia and Rwanda. It’s wonderful that so many choirs, festivals and individuals are now involved with Sing for Water."
Co-Founder Helen Chadwick

Paying in money you've raised

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, paying in your money over the phone or online using our form.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

47-49 Durham Street
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.

Contact us

Have a question about Sing for Water? Fancy volunteering at one of the events? Or do you want to run something similar in your local area?

Contact Sam in the Events team with your queries and he’ll be happy to help.

Phone: 020 7793 4594
Email: [email protected]