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Sing for Water

Sing for Water was founded in 2002 by Helen Chadwick.

She had an idea that singers could raise money for Water Aid by forming a big choir and singing at the Mayor’s Thames Festival. The first year aimed to raise £1000!

Since then the project has gathered huge momentum and over the last 15 years A MILLION POUNDS has been raised for projects in Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, India and East Timor.

Roxane has been co-directing the ‘Sing for Water’ London event since 2006 with Michael Harper and with Helen Chadwick.

The London event is part of the fantastic Thames Festival in September.

Each year a massed choir of 800 or so singers gather at The Scoop near Tower Bridge to enjoy singing together, to perform to their friends and to the crowds that gather, and most importantly to raise money for Water Aid. It is the highlight of my calendar and is a special day for everyone who takes part.

The rest of the year we sing together for our own pleasure and for the sheer fun of it - but this event adds an extra special energy to our singing.

We know that by working together in this way, we are raising a significant amount of money that drastically improves the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. Now that really is something to sing about!