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OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FOR WATER FOR AFRICA 2019

We are raising money for Water For Africa because a third village can then have clean water

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Water For Africa

We provide a unique and sustainable model to provide water for generations in Africa

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THANKS TO THE IMMENSE GENEROSITY LAST YEAR WE RAISED ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPLY TWO VILLAGES WITH WATER. THE MATERIALS HAVE BEEN ORDERED, THE DRILLING RIGS ARE SCHEDULED AND OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, CLEAN WATER WILL BE FLOWING FRESH AND CLEAR, TRANSFORMING LIVES. PHOTOGRAPHS WILL FOLLOW.

Our Christmas Lights (featured on Channel 4 in 2015, in their Christmas Eve 8 p.m. broadcast, "My Crazy Christmas Lights"), having already raised funds for these two villages to be supplied with clean water (totalling £23,500) will this year hopefully raise a further £12,000 to provide clean, reliable, accessible and fresh water to a third village (further details of the village will be posted in due course) in the Gambia. I am flying there in November ( at my own expense) to visit the two villages and will also visit the third that is in desperate need.

The money will provide a deep bore hole, solar powered water pump, for the third village. The solar panels will pump the water continually into tanks raised high above the ground, that will then feed water to strategically placed stand pipes around the village. The villagers will dig the trenches for the piping taking the water to the stand pipes. Your donations will pay for the digging of the bore hole, by Water For Africa Gambian staff, using their drilling rig, the building of the tower to house the water tanks, the water tanks themselves, the water pump, its control unit, the stand pipes and all the piping needed. We will oversee the project ourselves, from start to finish. I visited the Gambian supplier of all the equipment being installed and costed the project. No money is being siphoned off for U.K. salaries or offices. No one in Water For Africa U.K. are paid for their work. It is all voluntary.  The Water For Africa Gambian staff come from, and their families live, in similar villages in which, Water For Africa have previously installed water pumps.  We also intend to remain involved with the villages we assist, to maintain the water pumps and help provide other needed amenities.

 PLEASE HELP US, OVER THE COURSE OF 2019, TO RAISE THE NECESSARY AMOUNT SO THAT THE LIVES OF HUNDREDS OF MORE CHILDREN WILL BE BLESSED WITH THE HEALTH AND LIFE THAT CLEAN WATER BRINGS.



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