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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.

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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

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Register for the 2021 Performance

Registration closes Friday 30th July
Event is on Sunday 5th September @ 2pm

Sing for Water events across the country have raised 1.2 million pounds to change and save lives around the world

Sing for Water is a unique and uplifting outdoor riverside choral event that takes place in September as part of Totally Thames bringing together choirs from across the UK to raise money and awareness for WaterAid. Co-founded in 2002 by the Thames Festival Trust and renowned composer, singer and musical director Helen Chadwick, Sing For Water has raised 1 million pounds to change and save lives around the world.  

Choir Leaders

If you would like your choir to be part of Sing for Water 2021, taking place on Sunday 5 September, choir leaders should read the document below detailing pop-up rehearsal dates and fundraising guidelines, and then register by contacting Kate Forde, our Head of Education and Engagement, no later than Friday 30 July. Please also circulate information with your choir members in good time so that they can sign up to be part of the performance.

Singer's Attendance Fee

Due to high drop out rates in previous years, we have introduced a £5 registration fee for singers who want to take part with their choir. To guarantee space at the concert, please register by Friday 30 July. 

Please note that as well as registering online here you will also need to register with your choir leader so that they know how many numbers to expect over the weekend. They will then be responsible for sending you the up to date music and event information.

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