The final donations are in and No More Durty Water is delighted to announce that a grand total of £3295.03p was raised from the Durty Sunday Social, which took place on 23 October. This figure is more than double the target we set and allows us to commission four clean water projects in areas of extreme water poverty, dramatically and permanently improving the lives of hundreds of families. Donations can still be made here, every penny will go directly to where we can make the most impact at the lowest cost.

The funds raised include a significant personal donation made on the day by an anonymous donor – thank you for your generous gift. The new projects will be formally commissioned shortly, with details published here on our blog and social channels.

The Durty Sunday Social was the brainchild of event organiser and local craft artist Kelly Hickman, who conceived and co-ordinated the masterplan and saw it through valiantly from beginning to end – thank you so much Kelly, this would not have been possible without you.

The preparation for, and management of, the day itself was very much a team effort with individual contributions from volunteers, traders, shops, venues, artists, bands, DJ’s and performers throughout the Albert Road area – we thank you all for your valuable time and support.

Special shouts go to Geoff Priestley and everyone at The Wedgewood Rooms, as the venue went above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate No More Durty Water and Crafts in The Tower.

Hundreds of people attended the numerous events, venues and shops that took part, so our sincere thanks go to everyone who came, shopped, drank, danced, shared, bought a t-shirt, donated or otherwise took part.

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We look forward to updating you with (and including you in) our plans for the future, because #cleanwaterisabasichumanright.

Best wishes and much gratitude from No More Durty Water team.