Beautiful music that saves lives!
Exeter School Raise Nearly £12,000 for WaterAid!
The hardworking and talented pupils of Exeter School have raised an enormous £11,689.58 for the WaterAid Charity, which they will be presenting in the form of a giant cheque at 14:45 on Thursday 7th July, during a special presentation at Exeter School Hall.
The money has been raised through four annual concerts, with outstanding contributions from the School's Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. The concerts have been running since 2002, raising between £2,500 and £3,500, with the snowballing popularity of each event attracting larger audiences every year. The concerts are sponsored by South West Water and a host of other companies, all of whom want to support the school in raising much needed funds to provide people in Tanzania with clean drinking water and basic sanitation.
WaterAid is an independent charity, working with people in developing countries to improve their quality of life through lasting improvements to water. In the developing world a child dies every 15 seconds as a result of unclean water and poor sanitation. These deaths are not just tragic but largely preventable. The children of Exeter School were inspired to help WaterAid because they can really identify with and want to help less fortunate children their own age. These children's lives are at risk every day because they are denied clean water and sanitation; a resource we in the UK are so lucky to be able to take for granted.
Just £15 donated to WaterAid provides one person in the developing world with clean drinking water and sanitation for life. The children can feel very proud of themselves, especially considering that the amount raised so far will provide clean drinking water and sanitation for 780 people FOR LIFE.
Exeter School will continue to hold their hugely successful annual music concert every summer, using their creative talent to raise money and awareness for WaterAid.
Sue Alcock, South West Water's Librarian and Regional WaterAid representative, said: "We are really grateful to Exeter School for their outstanding contribution to helping people in parts of the world much less fortunate than ourselves."
Director of Music at Exeter School, Dr Simon Foxall, added: "We at Exeter School are very much looking forward to supporting WaterAid again. The work the charity does is of exceptional importance and the school pupils are proud to be raising money for this worthwhile organisation.