Water AidCEDIA is proud to announce WaterAid as its nominated charity for this year’s CEDIA Awards

WaterAid is an international charity dedicated to transforming lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. With a progressive and sustainable ethos, WaterAid works with local partners to help invest in the future of local communities to ensure the good work continues.    

“WaterAid has already helped over 21 million people worldwide and we are very proud to be able to help their continued efforts with donations from the CEDIA awards this year” explains Wendy Griffiths, Executive Director of CEDIA EMEA. “Access to clean water is something many of us take for granted, but for around 748 million people, it is a basic need that is very hard to source. The money we raise this year will undoubtedly have a profound effect on a great number of lives within the world’s poorest communities.”  

CEDIA will donate £5 from the sale of each CEDIA Award’s ticket to WaterAid.  This year’s ceremony is taking place at the Natural History Museum in London, and with over 350 guests expected to attend, CEDIA anticipates that this will help them reach a sizable donation.

“It’s always a great pleasure to welcome new supporters of WaterAid and we are delighted that CEDIA has chosen to help us achieve our vision of a world where everyone everywhere has access to safe, clean water and improved sanitation.” says Marcus Missen, Communications and Fundraising Director at WaterAid. “These basic necessities help people take their first steps out of poverty, and so the money raised really will help transform lives.”

Around 1,400 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. Just £15 can help prevent this, enabling one person to access safe, clean water. Similarly, £69 could pay for GPS mapping of local water and sanitation facilities in Mali. 

WaterAid works in 26 of the world’s poorest countries. One of WaterAid’s current projects is based in Malawi, providing life-saving water, sanitation facilities and temporary shelter to thousands of people displaced by the devastating floods that occurred earlier this year.  

The CEDIA Awards black tie event is being held on Friday 3rd July. Early Bird tickets are priced at £140 per person for members and £175 per person for non-member. Each ticket includes entry into the event, a sit down dinner and drinks. Please note that the Early Bird discount is available until Friday 22 May 2015. Please visit www.cediaawards.org for further information, including the price for a table of ten guests.

For further information on WaterAid, their current efforts and how to donate, please visit www.wateraid.org, follow @wateraidUK on Twitter or visit WaterAid on Facebook.