Water way to enjoy a summer festival

Volunteers and WaterAid Chief Executive Barbara Frost celebrate reaching 100,000 signatures for the Make it Happen campaign.
Volunteers and WaterAid Chief Executive Barbara Frost celebrate reaching 100,000 signatures for the Make it Happen campaign.
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Volunteer Helen Cheeseman has soaked up all the atmosphere of the Glastonbury Festival after working for WaterAid.

The 35-year-old, from North Shields, was part of an army of 250 volunteers for the charity who were raising awareness of its work by dishing out free water, collecting litter and manning the toilets.

She also helped to collect an impressive 46,166 signatures at the event for WaterAid’s Make It Happen petition, which calls for access to safe, clean water and toilets for everyone everywhere by 2030. The petition total has now passed the 100,000 mark.

Each volunteer worked for four to six hours a day during the event.

Ms Cheeseman, who has supported the charity for ten years, said: “It was amazing to be part of the WaterAid team at Glastonbury, soaking up the fantastic atmosphere while helping make a difference.”