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Clean water is a basic human right

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Portsmouth couple donate wedding presents to fund clean water in Uganda

Back in June last year, Billy Steere and his fiancée Honey Lindo were getting hitched at Portsmouth Museum. But long after the dust has settled on their wedding celebrations, a rural community in South West Uganda continues to toast their nuptials… in clean water.
Instead of a wedding list, matching kitchen appliance sets or even a contribution to the honeymoon, Billy and Honey asked their wedding guests for cash donations towards the work of the Southsea based charity they support, No More Durty Water.
Friends and family attending the wedding raised the amazing sum of £1200, enough to bore an entire well and install a protected spring in the village of Kahororo in the district of Rukungiri in Uganda. The well was finished in December 2016 and the above images show the site as it progressed from breaking ground to the villagers gathering to collect water for the first time.
DJ Billy said about the day:
“I was amazed and delighted by the generosity of the guests at our wedding day. Honey and I never imagined we could raise enough for an entire well. We’ve supported the work of No More Durty Water for many years and we’re so glad to be able to make a difference. It makes the day even more special for us and our family”.

No More Durty Water believes that clean water is a basic human right and the generosity shown by Billy, Honey and their friends and families will bring positive change to many aspects of life in Kahororo for years to come. Health, welfare, economic activity and education all benefit from a plentiful supply of the essential element that we all take for granted, clean water.

No More Durty Water is proud to partner with The Bridge of Hope Children’s Ministry, which provides the surveying and construction expertise and contractors necessary to deliver our projects to budget in remote areas of Uganda, where many people struggle to get access to water for cooking, washing and agriculture.

Billy and Honey’s wedding day gifts paid for the first of several wells in Uganda the charity has commissioned from fundraising activities in 2015-16. Communities and lives can be transformed for as little as £1200 – £1500 and No More Durty Water will be releasing further details of clean water projects after many fundraising events, including those given in honour of charity founder Paul Keeler who died in 2015. A new website will be launched in spring 2017 with details of how to get involved in the charity and full information on future projects.
For more details email Anthony Spence, Chairman of the Trustees, No More Durty Water

Click here to donate online via our secure fundraising page
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£1,757 raised by the Paul Keeler tribute night 45/45 – thank you for your amazing support

£1,757 raised - thanks for your support

£1,757 raised – thanks for your support

The Trustees, on behalf of N.M.D.W. would just like to say a big thank you for your contribution towards the celebration evening held for Paul at the Coastguard Studios on the 18th June. Through your support, donations, ticket monies, prizes and raffle purchases we managed to raise an amazing £1,757.00 on the evening.
This amount is more than enough for N.M.D.W. to fund the building of another Protected Fresh Water Spring in Uganda and contribute monies towards other clean drinking water projects.
We shall keep you updated on these projects as they progress and look forward to your continuing support of which Paul would have been proud of.

No More Durty Water
Registered Charity Number 1164652
Anthony Spence (Chairman)
Benjamin Baxter
Michele Roux
Rowan Bastable

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Monkey P memorial fundraiser tonight

DJ Monkey P memorial fundraiser tonight at The Coastguard

The Monkey P memorial fundraiser for No More Durty Water takes place at The Coastguard, 91 Clarendon Road, Southsea tonight from 8pm-1am. There are a limited number of tickets available on the door. If you have already bought tickets online please bring your donation receipt for entry.

Make sure you bring extra cash for the fundraising raffle. many local businesses and friends of Paul have donated prizes, including a small number of the infamous DJ Monkey P record collection kindly donated by his family. Aside from this slice of Southsea DJ history you can get your hands on:

We look forward to seeing you there tonight.

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You are invited to 45-45 a celebration of the life of Paul Keeler aka DJ Monkey P

You are invited to 45 on 45 a celebration of the life of Paul Keeler aka DJ Monkey P
Saturday 18th June 2016 from 8pm to 1am at the Coastguard Studio, Clarendon Road, Southsea PO4 0SA

Paul Keeler tribute Saturday 18 July 2016

DJ’s rolling the vinyl and rocking the floor are a a selection of the finest contributors of NMDW fundraisers over years: Mark James, Steve Laming, Dharma 77, Linda Soundsista, Charlie (Longlive), Billy Bionic, Darren Page and Micah Stafford (plus more TBC).
Chilling the dub den: Spence vs. Jonty

It has been a year since we lost our dear friend and founder of the No More Dirty Water charity. One year on, we are getting together to celebrate Paul’s life, his achievements in bringing clean water to Africa and India and to fund raise for our next well building project – £1400 required.

Tickets are available online here for a minimum donation of £5 to the No More Dirty Water charity (please include Gift Aid).
***When buying tickets please enter the number you require in the name field of the checkout process (e.g. Jane x 2), print your receipt and show it on the door***

Dress code: “Fist in the air” red and black to represent Paul’s political views and revolutionary themed artwork, although white and blue would be just as appropriate given his staunch support for his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.

As this is the first fundraising event in 2016 we are asking all friends of Paul, the Durty Sound System and No More Durty Water to get the word out – please use the social links below to spread the news.
Peace out, NMDW crew x

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Arsenic filter in Goria Nagar installed!

Arsenic filter in Goria Nagar, India

From the generous donations given at the Psychedelia for No More Durty Water event at The Blind Tiger Club in May 2013, the Calcutta Rescue team has now installed an arsenic filter in the village of Goria Nagar in the Malda district, India. The community can now enjoy clean drinking water as a result of music and art provided by Black Market Karma, Kassassin Street, Carmen Rosa, Oh Captain!, Cassettelord, Atomsphere, El Winlove, David Neal and Partial Facsimile. Thank you all!

We shall continue raising money and awareness through the means of music and art, starting with Southsea Old Guard First XI at the Little Johnny Russels in Southsea THIS SATURDAY 14th November. This event is to commemorate comrade DJ Monkey P, the initiator of No More Durty Water, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Come down and enjoy 11 wicked DJs spin records from 1 PM till late and donate money you can spare to help more people gain access to clean drinking water. After all it is a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT!

Southsea Old Guard First XI

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The Bucket Board

Here is a fantastic idea, put together for Earth Hour, skateboards made from waste out of a tip by the brilliant Mac Premo.

Do the Green Thing has teamed up with World Wildlife Fund-UK to curate the ‘Everyday Things’ collection: fifteen artists from around the world were asked to repurpose daily objects and show how creativity can lead the way in encouraging people to live a greener lifestyle. When artist Mac Premo was asked to contribute to the collection, he partnered with Sanford Shapes to create skateboard decks made entirely out of material lifted from a dumpster. Mac then made this film which shows the process and inspiration behind the Bucket Board.

Think the advert is rather cool too.

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Fundraising at the Southsea Castle

Durty Champagne

Durty Sound System selectors will be donating their fee from playing at Southsea

Castle this Friday night. As with every Durty Sound System event.

They are hoping people will feel the need to tip them for their sunshine vibe set

of Reggae & Soul in one of Southsea’s finest settings.

Friday April 17th
7pm – 11pm
Free Entry
Southsea Castle
Clarence Esplanade,
Southsea PO5 3PA

It’s Free Entry All Night

Reggae & Soul – Good For Your Soul
Come and enjoy the sunshine vibes!

Durty Castle