by Sunnybrow Primary School, Durham

We choose to focus our project on helping people in developing countries get access to clean water as we found out lots of children were getting sick and dying from drinking dirty water.

What we did

We did lots of research and found out that Water Aid was a charity that helped bring clean water to people living in villages or places with no clean running water.

We thought the best way to be able to make a difference to this global issue was through supporting the work of Water Aid so we thought about fundraising ideas, and ways to raise awareness of the issue amongst the local community.

We decided to run a regular tuck shop for pupils during break times and have a coffee morning and fayre for parents and local people. We also invited our local MP Pat Glass to attend the coffee morning and as part of the event we also made a presentation about the importance of clean water.

Pat Glass was invited to sign a petition calling for everyone to have access to clean water and adequate sanitation by 2030. We designed, made and decorated cakes for the coffee morning and ran a number of stalls to raise money.

What people said

Children are getting really ill


Key facts and fundraising tips

  • It's good to raise awareness as well as raising money so people understand what you are raising money for and why it's important.
  • Use social media to publicise your fundraising event and give infomration about the cause you are supporting - we used our school Twitter account and school blog and wrote letters to newspapers.

More Information

"[We] did a presentation to explain to the community why water is so important and try and persuade them to help. The audience even started crying when we sang five thousand children a day" Keira
We raised £320 at our coffee morning and fayre and £170.55 from running the tuck shop which we donated to Water Aid. 

Published: Jul 2015

Categories: Relief of poverty

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