The Ropewalk continues to support WaterAid
Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk is continuing its support for WaterAid the charity which this summer is running its Big Dig appeal which aims to bring clean, safe water to 134,000 people in some of the poorest communities in rural Malawi in southeast Africa.
Managing Director Liz Bennet has just sent a £700 donation to the London based charity which thanks to the United Kingdom government will be matched pound for pound.
“This sum is absolutely amazing especially as it will be match-funded by the government,” she said.
“One of the tenants in our creative units in Fathom Works, Simon Vickers Photography, very kindly raised £336 at our open day at the end of April, Access All Areas, by asking for donations for the photographs of visitors on the day which he took in his studio.”
“A further £263.31 was raised at the preview evening held last month for the launch of the Sculpture and Plants exhibition at Hall Farm while our Book Swap bookshelf in the Coffee Shop continues to support the charity with a further £100.59 being added to our total,” she continued.
Since The Ropewalk started supporting WaterAid in October 2010 a total of £3036 which also includes £294.60 raised by the Ropewalk knitters who meet monthly and who sold their knitted articles at the venue’s Christmas Art Market and Craft Gallery.
“So far WaterAid has raised nearly £1.2 million for its Big Dig appeal through donations and match-funding and everyone at The Ropewalk is delighted that we are helping transform people’s lives by supporting the charity in its aim to bring clean, safe water to 134,000 people in some of the poorest communities in rural Malawi.,” said Liz.