Scottish Water staff raise £10k

SCOTTISH Water raised £10,000 for the charity WaterAid following a massive fund raising push by employees on World Water Day on Friday, March 22.

Activities were held from Shetland to Stranraer and including bake sales, diving with sharks, quizzes, raffles, competitions, magic shows,

Staff in Shieldhall, Glasgow were particularly keen and held a magic show, giant Jenga competition, dyed their hair bright colours and even wore onesies to work.

In Fairmilehead, Edinburgh, there was a presentation by Alex Scott, Scottish Water’s WaterAid representative who recently travelled to India to learn more about the projects WaterAid have underway to bring clean water and adequate sanitation to remote villages that are plagued by disease and illness as a result of a poor water supply and pollution from poor sanitation. There was also a coin throwing competition to win a bottle of whisky and a number of other competitions.

In Fife, brave staff from Scottish Water headquarters in Dunfermline went swimming with sharks at Deep Sea World to raise money.

Bake sales, competitions and raffles were held all over the country from the Islands to the Borders and the total raised stands at £10,000.

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. The international organisation works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.