19th May, 2019

Redditch lottery winners help WaterAid reach £10million landmark

Harry Leach 14th Feb, 2019 Updated: 25th Mar, 2019

MORE than £10million has been raised for international charity WaterAid following last week’s winners in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Lucky Redditch winners had £30,000 cheques delivered to their doorsteps and the money raised from the draw helped WaterAid reach the landmark figure.

Since 2013 players have supported the charity’s life-changing work across Africa to distribute fresh water and provide clean toilets.

Their support has helped transform the lives of children like 11-year-old Hanitrasoa from Madagascar who lived in filthy conditions before WaterAid stepped in.

She said: “I didn’t drink all day at school because we didn’t have any water.

“When we needed water to clean the blackboard, we used to fetch dirty water from the small lake outside the school, where people used to wash clothes and take a bath.”

“Since we have had running water at school, we no longer use water from that small lake and are able to drink water at school.”

According to WaterAid one in nine people from around the world do not have clean water close to home and one in three don’t have access to toilets.

For more information head to – www.wateraid.org/uk and to find out more about the postcode lottery – www.postcodelottery.co.uk/good-causes

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