Water firm gets charity honour

DELIGHT WaterAid's chairman Jeremy Pelczer presents Southern Water's award to Kevin Buck and Mike Tomlinson.  Picture: WaterAid
DELIGHT WaterAid's chairman Jeremy Pelczer presents Southern Water's award to Kevin Buck and Mike Tomlinson. Picture: WaterAid
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SOUTHERN Water has received royal recognition for its support of WaterAid’s work to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities.

The firm was awarded WaterAid’s highest honour, The President’s Award, at the charity’s annual supporters meeting.

Employees of Southern Water this year celebrated three decades of raising funds for WaterAid as the international charity marked its 30th birthday this summer.

Established in 1981, WaterAid now works in 26 countries across Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region, improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Southern Water’s charity ball in 2011 raised more than £27,000.

Southern Water’s Kevin Buck, who was awarded an MBE for services to WaterAid in 2008, said: ‘We’re thrilled to receive this recognition from WaterAid and we are extremely proud of the fundraising achievements of our staff and customers over the past three decades.’