South Staffs Water raises over £9,000 for WaterAid

Photo of fly fishing eventWaterAid is to receive a donation of over £9,000 from a charity fly fishing event held by South Staffs Water.

The fly fishing challenge was held at Blithfield Angling Club, near Abbots Bromley, with over 30 guests from businesses across the South Staffordshire Plc Group and the wider water industry supply chain attending.

WaterAid is the only international, non-governmental organisation dedicated exclusively to providing safe domestic water, sanitation and hygiene education to the world's poorest people.

For more than 30 years - through the support of customers, employees, businesses and external partners - South Staffs Water has worked in partnership with WaterAid to help transform the lives of thousands of people.

Pete Aspley, director of wholesale at South Staffs Water, said:

Our fly fishing challenge is a great way to raise money for WaterAid and it is a wonderful opportunity for a day of team building. We raised over £9,000 which means we have raised £52,000 to support our project in Rwanda, where 5 million people (two in five) do not have clean water and 4.4 million (one in three) do not have access to a decent toilet. I feel very proud that our staff and partner companies have contributed towards improving the lives of people in Rwanda.

Posted: 11 September 2019