We have brought water to more than 200 villages
but so much more needs to be done

Wilmslow Wells for Africa 
is a direct action charity run by volunteers, working through trusted contacts in Britain and Africa. We improve life in drought-stricken areas of Africa by providing wells, pumps, dams, water collection equipment and, more recently, hygiene and sanitation

Over 99% of everything we raise goes directly to water projects.
Since the mid 1980’s, we have raised over £1.3 million; funded over 210 projects (many involving multiple wells) and spent less than £9,000 on running costs.

Can you imagine...
 Not having a tap in your house   ● Walking a mile to collect polluted water  
● Five of your children dying of water-borne diseases

Brenda Mottershead witnessed these shocking conditions in South Africa. 
They inspired her to establish Wilmslow Wells for Africa ...

Now just imagine ... the joy of having a well in your village
from which everyone can draw clean water

The average family of four in Britain uses 500 litres of water a day.
Yet in many parts of Africa the only water available is so polluted that it kills both the humans and wildlife that have to share its source.

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A staggering £17,700 was raised, at our 27th annual Gardens Day. A new record.

This will allow some amazing projects to go ahead including 2 latrine blocks, 3 boreholes, protect 20 springs, 18 water jars for water harvesting.

Jenny Gibbs Chair of the charity said “This will transform the lives of over 8,000 people  in sub Saharan Africa in the provision of clean water , hygiene and sanitation.

Thank you for all the support: for opening your beautiful gardens, for volunteering and to the many visitors.

It is also an amazing community effort; so many local business support us year on year, including Printforce, Go Local Store Chapel Lane, Sainsbury’s, The Smoke House, Pownall Hall school, Stationery Solutions, Chelsea Flowers, The Potting Shed, Lavina and Wilmslow Garden Centres and  Liz Maddock, who makes endless bread! “

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You can now support Wilmslow Wells when you purchase items from Amazon

Go to smile.amazon.co.uk and select Wilmslow Wells for Africa as your chosen charity.

Always access amazon via the smile address in the future and 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases will be donated to Wilmslow Wells.   

Watch a borehole project from start to finish!!

If you can do find 30 mins to watch this amazing and instructive video compiled from  48 film clips taken the construction of  Kambini borehole.  It is truly fascinating to see how the work is carried out and the challenges that are faced to achieve success.  The final scenes show the first operation of the pump and the users' grateful thanks which is very rewarding

click here to watch in your browser

Thanks to everyone who supports our events ...

Nov '18 Souperday

Raised £1,300

Oct 18 Bridge Drive

Raised £897

Gardens Day 2019

Raised  £17,700

March 19 Souperday

Raised £1,464

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