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Last updated 01/12/16

Water for Kids Event at the House of Commons

Water for Kids was first established in December 1996 and to celebrate this landmark anniversary, Matthew Pennycook MP for Greenwich and Woolwich is hosting an event at the House of Commons 1 December.
Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health said “Over the last 20 years, Water for Kids has worked closely with communities to achieve sustainable water supplies and to promote better hygiene. This has been an impressive achievement and has resulted in a lasting improvement in life for almost 400,000 people.”
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Water for Kids Charity Christmas Cards

Water for kids christmas cardNow is just the time to order your Christmas cards. This year we have an outstanding offer:
£4 FOR A PACK OF 10 or
(cards are 15 x 15 cms)
To order download the form here or simply email your requests and make a donation equivalent to the amount of Christmas cards ordered.

Thank you to the generous donation of KILLGERM LTD who provided the printing, 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO WfK

Water for Kids 2016 - Celebrating 20 Years

Water for kids celebrating 20 yearsWater for Kids became a registered charity in 1996. 20 years on we are raising over £60,000 per year and spending the same amount on projects delivering safe water to communities mainly in Uganda and Zambia. We are so proud of what we have achieved and the lives we have changed during these 20 years and we gratefully acknowledge that this has been made possible thanks to our supporters.

And we hope there will be more. Please help us to celebrate 20 wonderful years of Water for Kids during the coming 12 months by organising your own fundraising event. Also, if you have any memories you wish to share of Water for Kids please email us.

Please help us continue delivering our essential and life saving work.
Peter Minhinnett, Chairman

About Water for Kids

Water for Kids is a small charity which provides safe water for the first time. It works with communities, especially in Uganda and Zambia, to dig wells, protect water sources, build latrines and carry out hygiene education. This reduces the spread of diseases and improves the health and wellbeing of the whole community.

Water for Kids is currently funding other organisations to provide water and sanitation in Kenya, and Tanzania. We have also worked in Peru, The Gambia, India, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. All our projects save lives.
Water for Kids has very low overheads, it spent 87% of its income directly on projects in 2013/4.

The charity was set up in 1996 by Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and our projects in Uganda and Zambia are managed by local EHOs.


We work closely with our partners overseas and with the local people to ensure our projects are sustainable.

Our Supporters

Much of our work has been achieved with the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to thank the following corporate members for their help in saving people's lives.

Glanford and Lindsey Lions

KillgermCivicaSundriedRedcatecoegg Machin & Toplass Jones Craggan logoPHS

The following organisations provide on-going support to Water for Kids, which is much appreciated:

  • Civica and the JUSACA and SE Franklin Charitable Trusts make regular donations
  • 9thPlanet Design keeps our website up to date, free of charge
  • Environmental Health News regularly updates the environmental health world on our activities.
  • The Killgerm Group produces publicity materials and make regular donations