Saving lives at the most basic level

August 29 – 2019

 Who are Groundwater Relief?

They are a water technology charity based on the Dartington Estate who are organising a “Water For the Forgotten Millions” event this coming saturday (31st August) in and around the Pulse Building by Totnes Library to support their work in Bangladesh. All money raised goes towards ensuring the sustainability of water supply for the Forgotten Million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Groundwater Relief are a group of around 260 technical experts who work around the world to make groundwater (the Earths largest source of fresh water) accessible to people who are often in desperate need.

What do they do?

They assist major situations by providing technical support to other charities and water providers at key points in any given project. By finding the right people to develop sustainable groundwater resources, they can enable local professionals, companies and institutions to continue to provide clean water to otherwise difficult to source locations. In 2016, for example, they came to the assistance of Medecins Sans Frontieres at the Mtendeli Refugee Camp in Western Tanzania where they needed to secure clean water for an expected 50,000 refugees by the end of that year for refugees who were mostly escaping from civil wars in Burundi.

Photo: Groundwater Relief

 

 What’s Happening on Saturday?

The awareness and fund-raising event with a prize raffle and will feature Thai Street food from 10am to 5pm with ppen mic sessions, fun activities for children local beer and cider provided by Otter Brewery, Talks from the field amongst other things. After 5pm the There is live music from folk revellers Skedaddle as well as a silent disco from Silent Event Hero. Everyone is invited for what is expected to be a fun packed and lively day.         

More information can be found on thier facebook page here and more about the Charity’s work here.

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