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A three-year partnership supporting WaterAid’s work in health centres, schools and communities in Ethiopia, Malawi and Nepal

Wimbledon Foundation champions water for all

WaterAid and Wimbledon Foundation are proud to announce a three-year partnership, which will help transform lives in some of the world’s poorest communities through access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Established in 2013, the Wimbledon Foundation is the official charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships. The Foundation aims to use the resources and heritage of Wimbledon to help improve people’s lives, both in the local area and on an increasingly global scale.

The Wimbledon Foundation will donate £100,000 annually for three years to help WaterAid make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for communities in three countries, Ethiopia, Malawi and Nepal, supporting WaterAid’s work in health centres, schools and communities.

"Water is vital to Wimbledon: it keeps our grass courts maintained and our competitors hydrated. However, we are well aware that not everyone is as fortunate. The basics of clean water and good sanitation are vital for health and education, enabling children to fulfil their potential, and yet around 800 children die each day from diseases caused by a lack of clean water and good sanitation. That is why the Wimbledon Foundation is proud to be championing water for all through our new partnership with WaterAid. We share their vision of a world where everyone everywhere has access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, and as the charity of an international sporting event, we are excited to be helping them to make a difference."
Helen Parker, Wimbledon Foundation and Community Manager
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