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Bidfood raises £9,400 to fund clean water projects in Africa

10 April 2017 by
Bidfood raises £9,400 to fund clean water projects in Africa

Foodservice provider Bidfood has raised more than £9,423 for the One Foundation to fund clean water projects in Africa.

The "Give Water Give Life" campaign, which launched on 13 March, ran for two weeks across 24 Bidfood sites nationwide, and challenged employees to get involved in a host of fundraising and promotional activities.

Celebrating 10 years of working with ethical drinks brand One Drinks, Bidfood's campaign aimed to raise awareness of the global water crisis and fundraise for the 663 million people around the world who still don't have access to clean water.

More than 150 Bidfood employees took part in a 5L Challenge, where participants including chief executive Andrew Selley (pictured, right),The Caterer's

Selley said: "Albeit a difficult challenge, what resonated with me was carrying my five-litre jerry can around with me all day, knowing that the contents of it was all I could have for 24 hours. It was a very thought-provoking exercise and a real eye opener. I would definitely encourage others to take on the challenge."

Sites are continuing to run fundraising activities over the coming months, including sponsored walks, African-themed lunches, bake sales and quizzes.

To fundraise, donate or support One Drinks, visit onedifference.org/givewater or www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/onefoundation/bidvestgivewatergivelife

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