February 22, 2008
Prince Charles renews commitment to WaterAid
The Prince of Wales meeting WaterAid partners in Kampala.
Credit: WaterAid / Paul Hetherington
WaterAid is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to extend his Presidency of WaterAid for a further five-year period.
The Prince has been President since the foundation of WaterAid in 1991 and has done a great deal over the years to support the charity's cause.
In November last year, His Royal Highness took time out from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Uganda to visit the work of WaterAid and partners in the Kawempe slums. Visiting a water point and associated small kiosk shop, he was fascinated to hear how the sale of local produce was helping to sustain the supply of safe water to the slum community.
I look forward to continuing working with the Prince to deliver safewater and sanitation to those most in need.
Commenting on the Prince's renewed commitment Barbara Frost, Chief Executive of WaterAid in the UK, remarked:
"The Prince of Wales has been a constant supporter of WaterAid and we are delighted that he has agreed to continue his association. Despite a very heavy schedule he always makes time to help in any way he can.
His deep seated commitment to WaterAid is demonstrated by his attention to detail - such as wearing a WaterAid badge when visiting our work in Uganda last year. I look forward to continuing working with the Prince to deliver safe water and sanitation to those most in need over the next five years."
Picture downloads:Prince Charles in Uganda 1 (JPEG 284.40KB)
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Credit: WaterAid/Paul HetheringtonChildren at a newly installed pump in Tanzania (JPEG 371.10KB)
Credit: WaterAid/Marco Betti
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