Success at The Funding Network London with nearly £10k raised for Kihihi Hill

WATSAN trustee Kate Parrinder pitched at live crowdfunding event The Funding Network in central London on 22nd January, and succeeded in raising £9,735 to help us complete the project at Kihihi Hill.

The Funding Network is the chance for four charities to deliver a timed pitch to an audience of philanthropists who are ready to give substantial sums if convinced of a project’s merits. The presenter is given a strict six-minute time limit, with a further six minutes for questions from the floor.

Alongside the three other shortlisted charities, Kate pitched for funding to finish off WATSAN’s project at Kihihi Hill, where toilet facilities were yet to be funded. The audience responded well to the pitch and during the pledging session the target for the presentation (£5,000) was smashed, with over £8,000 pledged on the night and further funds coming following the event.

Kate was ably supported by fellow trustee Graham Piper who gave a decisive two-minute sponsor’s pitch and kicked off the donations.

You can watch a video of Kate’s pitch below!

Watsan’s 2017-18 Annual Report is published

We are delighted to introduce WATSAN’s most recent annual report, which we hope will give you an insight into our recent work in Uganda.

This of course would not be possible without your generous support. With your help, we can continue to extend our support, love and hope to communities in South-Western Uganda.

Thank you so much for your interest, practically and/or prayerfully. We would love to hear from you! Any comments, positive or negative, are welcome as your contribution to this vital work.

View the full report

Bishop Dan Zoreka visits the UK

This summer WATSAN hosted Bishop Dan Zoreka on a visit to the UK.

Bishop Dan and friends from the UK at FairbourneDuring this time, apart from completing the Walk for Water, Bishop Dan was able to visit supporters in a number of places, as well as other friends of his Diocese. In most cases he was able to address gatherings of WATSAN supporters such as at St. Cynons, Fairbourne, pictured, but also in Beaumaris, Faringdon, Kingston Bagpuize and Bishops Waltham.

His joyful disposition and inspirational address were appreciated everywhere he went, and we thank him so much for his enthusiastic support for WATSAN here in the UK and in Uganda.

Meet the rest of the WATSAN Ugandan management committee