Sing for Water London

Add to Calendar 2021-09-19 00:00:00 2021-09-19 00:00:00 Sing for Water London Join us in September for the 20th anniversary of Sing for Water! WaterAid UK [email protected] Europe/London public
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WaterAid/ Brendan Foster

Event information

Join us in September for the 20th anniversary of Sing for Water!

We're planning for this year's event to go ahead, and hope to make 2021 a year to celebrate. Choirs from all over the U.K will be rehearsing songs over the summer and coming together for one big performance in September.

Sing for Water started in 2002 as part of the annual Totally Thames festival. Each year 500 people from choirs across the UK join forces to perform in the Scoop, right next to the River Thames. The incredible atmosphere, electric crowd and picturesque location make it a day to remember.

Find out more and register

Making a difference

As part of the event, choirs and individual singers commit to raising money for WaterAid. With the help of fantastic fundraisers, we've been able to reach some of the world’s poorest communities with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene facilities.

In the last few years we've focused on our vital projects in Malawi – like bringing clean water to the remote village of Chiswe.

Before Chiswe had a source of clean water, children often fell sick with illnesses like diarrhoea caused by drinking dirty water. Or, they would have to sacrifice their time in school to go in search of cleaner sources.

Now, with a water kiosk in the village, the children here are healthier and happier, free to enjoy their time in class and playing with friends.

Children from Chiswe village collecting clean water from the new water kiosk.
WaterAid/Dennis Lupenga

If you're joining or supporting Sing for Water this year, you can help us reach more communities like Chiswe by setting up a JustGiving fundraising page.

Start fundraising on JustGiving

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

Download our useful fundraising resources

Paying in money you've raised

The easiest way to collect money is through a JustGiving page – it will automatically be sent to us quickly and securely. Why not nominate a member of your choir to set one up for the group?

If you've raised money offline in cash, you can send still pay it in online using our online form.

You can also make a bank transfer, send us a cheque, or pay it in over the phone.

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]