No lack of wa­ter at Glas­ton­bury

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen woman is head­ing back to the UK’s big­gest mu­sic fes­ti­val this week.

But Ros­aleen Kelly won’t be at Glas­ton­bury sim­ply to see the likes of Muse, Cold­play and Adele.

In­stead she will be ral­ly­ing sup­port for the WaterAid char­ity’s #Toi­let­sSaveLives cam­paign.

The cam­paign calls on world lead­ers to reach every­one, ev­ery­where with taps and toi­lets.

Ros­aleen, 38, was at Glas­ton­bury last year with the char­ity hav­ing sup­ported WaterAid’s work for the past four years.

She works as a com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer for Scot­tish Wa­ter and last year helped gain 46,166 sig­na­tures for a pe­ti­tion call­ing on the UK Gov­ern­ment to make sure the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals in­cludes a tar­get to reach every­one, ev­ery­where with taps and toi­lets by 2030

She will work in one of the many wa­ter kiosks, sup­ply­ing fresh, clean drink­ing wa­ter to fes­ti­val go­ers, join­ing an army of 470 ded­i­cated WaterAid vol­un­teers mak­ing a splash at Wor­thy Farm this year.

The for­mer Trin­ity High pupil said: “I’m re­ally proud to have been se­lected to rep­re­sent WaterAid at Glas­ton­bury.

“Ac­cess to safe wa­ter and im­proved san­i­ta­tion re­ally can trans­form lives.

“This will be a great op­por­tu­nity to get fel­low fes­ti­val-go­ers think­ing about the re­al­i­ties of life with­out safe wa­ter and toi­lets and to help en­gage thou­sands of peo­ple in a cause I feel pas­sion­ately about.”

You can fol­low Ros­aleen’s ex­pe­ri­ence at Glas­ton­bury 2016 on Twit­ter @ RosKel­lyMCIM.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to cont ribute to WaterAid’s #Toi­let­sSaveLives cam­paign go to­let­ssavelives

Wa­ter great trip Ros­aleen Kelly is head­ing back to Glas­ton­bury

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