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26 November 20

St Albans ‘Save 10 a day’ challenges will enable four local charities to share in a £10,000 donation from Affinity Water

  • Affinity Water #save10aday donates £10,000 to four local charities
  • Sign up to #save10aday earn coins and donate to charity
  • Earthworks, Emmaus Hertfordshire, Sustainable St Albans and Highfield Park Trust to benefit
  • So far around 8,000 people have registered to www.save10aday.co.uk

Four local charities in the St Alban’s area are to share in a £10,000 donation from Affinity Water’s #save10aday challenges when supporters meet the campaigns target to save water.

Earthworks, Emmaus Hertfordshire, Sustainable St Albans, and Highfield Park Trust, are to benefit from #save10aday campaign with supporters donating tokens to the charities of their choice when they take part in water saving challenges at www.save10aday.co.uk

So far, Affinity Water’s challenge to St Albans and District residents to save 10 litres of water a day is proving very popular with 8,000 people registering and taking part in the community initiative to leave 1 million litres of water in the environment.

St Albans District residents use around 10 litres a day each more than the national average, and that’s exactly how much residents are being asked to save.

Local chalk drawing artist Zoe from Herts Chalk Walk has been motivating supporters to sign up by raising awareness of the need to save 10 a day and to protect the River Ver and its wildlife. Each of Zoe’s drawings include a different mammal, bird, insect or fish living around the district’s rare chalk stream, the Ver.

The local MP Daisy Cooper, Councillor Chris White, Leader and Portfolio Holder for Climate, Environment and Transport for St Albans City and District Council and Karen Snook, who runs St Albans Mums group have all given their support to the campaign too.

Jake Rigg, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communities for Affinity Water said:

“We’ve had a very encouraging response to our #save10aday campaign in St Alban’s and we’re now asking the local community to go the extra mile so that they can save water and help a local charity too.

“In St Albans District each person uses about 150 litres a day, 10 litres more than the UK average. If every household joins in and installs a kit, together we’ll save a huge amount per day.

“Earthworks, Emmaus Hertfordshire, Sustainable St Albans, and Highfield Park Trust are brilliant charities to support and they’ll share in Affinity Water’s £10,000 donation. We want St Alban’s residents to know that if they sign up to the www.save10aday.co.uk challenges they are not only helping us to save water, but also to protect the environment, the River Ver and its wildlife while supporting a local charity too. My message to them is sign up today if you haven’t already, complete one or more of our challenges, earn a coin and donate to one of our chosen local charities.”

More information about the four Charities can be found here in their own words:

Earthworks:

We support people with learning disabilities - known as our Earthworkers – alongside our volunteers to manage 3.5 acres of eco-gardens in St Albans: http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk/

Emmaus:

Emmaus Hertfordshire supports 38 formerly homeless people with a home for as long as is needed & meaningful work in one of their social enterprises: https://emmaus.org.uk/hertfordshire/

Sustainable St Albans:

Together we find positive and creative ways to help make St Albans, Harpenden and the villages a more environmentally sustainable place to live: https://sustainablestalbans.org/

You can find out how many litres your household uses by taking the 3 minute survey when you sign up to www.save10aday.co.uk.

10 litres of water equates to roughly 2 mins of the tap on full. Here are some useful tips to save water:

  • Fill the kettle with just enough water
  • Use only the small dual-flush button
  • Fill dishwashers and washing machines before using
  • Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth
  • Turn off the tap while you soap your hands for 20 seconds

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