Choir singing in a park

Sing for Water 2023: A few local performances


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Our team member Kate Forde

Kate Forde

Head of Education & Engagement

Kate has an arts background having completed an Art Foundation at Central St Martins and a Fine Art Degree at Glasgow School of Art. She spent the following years working in Art galleries and continuing her own practice until returning to London and joining the Thames Festival team! Kate has worked on many exciting projects and festivals and has travelled to numerous countries with Rivers of the World. She strongly believes in the importance of high-quality art education for all children and young people and has played a central role in developing all our key education programmes.

A choir being led by a conductor in the rain
Sing for Water 2021

20th Anniversary Performance

Sing for Water 2021
A crowd of people at the WaterAid stall at The Scoop in 2019

Why WaterAid?

Right now, millions of people around the world are living without access to clean water and sanitation. This crisis is costing lives and ruining the chances of community development. 

WaterAid's vision is a world where everyone has access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene; basic human rights that most take for granted.

It only costs £15 to give one-person access to clean water for the rest of their lives. Each singer taking part raises a minimum of £50, meaning Sing for Water saves thousands of lives.

More information and how to donate
The brilliant idea to unite choirs in song has been a joy for us to be a part of year after year. The dedication of choirs across the UK, their magnificent singing and fundraising efforts have helped us to raise over 1 million pounds for a variety of projects across the globe. Funds raised over the last few years have contributed to our work in Malawi, allowing communities to access water for the first time, and for us to share these life changing moments. The concept of Sing for Water has proved to be very popular and we are so very grateful to the team for all their hard work in making this happen. Sing for Water is always a highlight in our events calendar!
Sam Rohde, Community Fundraising Officer, WaterAid
Busy commuters walking past Henry Reichhold's One Hour installation 2019

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