Just Water rules and resources

4 January - 31 January 2018
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Just Water rules and resources

Get involved

Thanks for joining #TeamJustWater! It wasn’t easy beating those hellish cravings, but we’ve done it!

You went without booze, coffee, tea and juice during one of the most depressing months of the year... you deserve a medal! 

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Download and share your well-deserved medal on social media >


The cause

Why should I do this?

We won't lie - ditching your vices during the darkest coldest month of the year isn't much fun. BUT (and this is a big but) by taking part in the challenge, you’ll be helping to transform the lives of people like Sellu and his daughter Nancy with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Sellu with his daughter Nancy, 6, and the doll he made for her, at home in the village of Tombohuaun. Although Nancy is a year older than her cousin Lucy, she is a head shorter; Sellu thinks her stunted growth is due to the dirty water. Two months ago Sellu lost his daughter Beindu, who died at the age of five from dirty water. Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, May 2017.WaterAid/Joey Lawrence


What’s more, drinking just water should leave you feeling happy, healthy and hydrated.

How do I fundraise for Just Water?

Take your pick!

  • Donate what you’d normally spend on drinks to your fundraising goal
  • Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you
  • Don your creativity cap, or get inspired by the ideas in our Just Water fundraising toolkit
  • Be a real hero, and do all three!
Where can people donate/sponsor me?

Set up a Just Giving page and people can sponsor you online. It’s the easiest way to fundraise, and all donations from Just Giving go directly to WaterAid. 

If you prefer to ask for sponsorship offline, use the sponsor form in your pack or download one and collect donations in person.

Please ask people to fill in a sponsor form so we can claim gift aid, then send in the donations to WaterAid along with a paying-in form. There will be a paying-in form in your pack, or you can download one online when resources become available (in just a few days time!).

Can I claim giftaid?

If you are a taxpayer in the UK you can claim giftaid on any donation. Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by 25%.

The cheat sheet

How can I wangle a cheeky day off?

Whether it’s a dinner date or drinks with a mate, we know temptation is hard to resist. So ask your mate to buy you a Raise a Glass Pass, by contributing £12 to your fundraising target in exchange for a night off or £24 for a whole weekend. 

Download your Raise a Glass Pass  >

What can I drink?

Just Water means cutting out all drinks except for one.
No booze, coffee or tea, and none of those sugary and fruity drinks! 

What about sparkling and soda water?

It’s still water, so as long as it’s not flavoured, go for it!

Do soup, smoothies and protein shakes count as a drink?

Here’s the test – do you consider it a meal or a drink?

If the answer is a meal, then fill your boots – we don’t want you to go without! But if the answer is a drink, like a smoothie with your toast in the morning, then you’ll need to swap it for a glass of good old-fashioned water.

Can I put milk on my cereal?

Take our test above. Is it a meal or a drink? We’ll leave the answer up to you...

Can I add anything to my water?

Yes – but only if it’s fresh fruit or herbs in their natural state. No cordial or tea bags allowed!

Get inspired with our favourite additions to curb your afternoon cuppa cravings:

Basil – Blackberries – Cucumber – Ginger – Kiwi – Lemon – Lime – Mint – Orange – Pineapple – Raspberries – Strawberries – Watermelon

Get in touch

Remember, we're here to help you every sip of the way.

Got another question about Just Water? Drop us a line on or and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. 


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