The annual British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) Golf Day, held previous this month, raised over £3,500 – sufficient cash to finish the investment wanted for a borehole supplying blank, protected water to a village referred to as Chibukisho in Zambia.
The affiliation hailed this as a significant fulfillment as a part of its ‘5 for 5 Sustainability Pledge’
The BWCA introduced a charity partnership with Just a Drop www.justadrop.org in March 2016, since when over £40,000 has been raised.
This was once the primary time the Golf Day, prior to now held as a part of the once a year convention, have been staged as a separate tournament and designed as a Charity Golf Day. It was once held at The Oxfordshire Golf Course within the Chilterns and organised by means of the BWCA’s deputy chairman, Peter Brooks.
The fundraising effort was once supported by means of all of the entrants however the luck was once in large part because of the generosity of an array of sponsors. Golfers additionally gave generously to play the after-dinner sport of “Heads & Tails”, elevating just about £500.
Peter mentioned: “I must thank the sponsors and the players for entering into the spirit of the event with such enthusiasm for the game and with such generosity for the charity. We are proud to have been able to provide the final tranche of money for this, our 4th borehole.”
Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, common supervisor, mentioned: “Just a Drop provides drinking water and sanitation to communities in developing countries. The BWCA and its Executive Council chose to raise funds for a number of villages in Zambia. The projects provide clean drinking water to villages whose inhabitants had no access to clean safe water. The generosity of our members means that those living in these villages not only can avoid waterborne diseases but that children can go to school and women can take up gainful employment instead of having to walk miles to what were often unclean water sources to fetch drinking water.”