Making A Splash For WaterAid At Glastonbury
24 June 2016
Costain Site Engineer Osama Salih is heading to this year’s Glastonbury Festival with WaterAid to help support the charity’s #ToiletsSaveLives campaign, which calls on world leaders to reach everyone, everywhere with clean water and safe toilets.
Well over 100,000 festival-goers will descend on Worthy Farm in Somerset from Wednesday 22nd until Sunday 26th June. Osama, who is currently working on Thames Water’s Basingstoke Sewage Treatment plant, will be working alongside an army of 470 dedicated WaterAid volunteers.
WaterAid will be giving out drinking water, collecting rubbish for recycling, manning the toilets, as well as helping to manage a pilot scheme to introduce reusable stainless steel cups.
Each WaterAid volunteer will work shifts of four to six hours a day – the same amount of time many in the developing world spend collecting water, leaving very little time for education.
Osama said: “I’m really proud to have been selected to represent WaterAid at Glastonbury. I’m going to be working on the Slurry Gate Team and I’m really looking forward to the great opportunity to represent a great charity and help spread the message about sanitation and how toilets save lives.
Osama has supported WaterAid for a number of years and has helped to raise money for the charity in the past. Also, growing up in Sudan, Osama saw first-hand how a lack of access to sanitation and to safe drinking water in some areas really affected people’s lives.
Osama added: “Access to safe water and improved sanitation really can transform lives. This will be a great opportunity to get fellow festival-goers thinking about the realities of life without safe water and toilets and to help engage thousands of people in a cause I feel passionately about.
For more information WaterAid and the #ToiletsSaveLives campaign, please click on the link below:
Costain Communications Department