Summer Music To Make A Difference
The struggle to provide clean water and better sanitation in the emerging world is set to be boosted by two musical celebrations in Devon this summer.
On July 2, Exmouth Community College will be hosting a day of Big Band Music with a variety of bands from East Devon schools performing.
This is followed by Devon's own Chagstock Festival taking place near Chagford on the edge of Dartmoor on July 14.
In its first year as a public event, Chagstock has attracted a wide range of up and coming regional talent in addition to cutting edge bands and performers such as The Saw Doctors, Martha Tilston and Ella Edmondson
Each event will benefit WaterAid - the water industry's charity to improve sanitation across the globe. South West Water will also be sponsoring both events.
Safe water and sanitation are recognized as basic building blocks of development. However one billion people on the planet still do not have access to water and over two and a half billion are without sanitation.
Just £15 can provide an individual with a lasting supply of water, somewhere decent to go to the toilet and hygiene education.
Sue Alcock, WaterAid's Regional Representative and Librarian at South West Water, said "Our volunteers will be helping out at the Exmouth concert and Chagstock, and we are delighted that both events are supporting WaterAid."
The Big Band concert is at 7pm on Monday July 2 at Exmouth Community College's Green Close Site and tickets can be bought at the door for just £1.
Full details of Chagstock can be found on the festival website www.chagstock.info and it is possible to book tickets online. Proceeds from Chagstock will be going to WaterAid and Devon Air Ambulance.
Published: 29 June 2007