Water project nearing first £30,000 target

Community pulls out all the stops to support water project.

Community pulls out all the stops to support water project. - Credit: Archant

GENEROUS residents have been pulling out all the stops to support the Nailsea Uganda Water Project.

The community project, which was launched by churches in the town, hopes to raise £90,000 over the next three years to provide a safe water supply to six villages in Uganda.

Project leaders aim to raise £30,000 per year and, since its launch in September, members of the community have helped to raise a staggering £28,800.

Roger Evans, project secretary, said: “We’re doing very well. People are being very generous, it’s incredible.”

Schools, community groups, churches and businesses have been holding a wide range of events to donate to the cause.

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A recent jerry can treasure hunt through the town added £60 to the appeal and the town’s brownie packs have also been selling wristbands to raise awareness and money for the project.

Other fundraising events have included carol concerts, wine tasting sessions and mountain treks, and leaders are also hoping to hold a water day in the precinct in June.

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