‘Give compensation to worse off’ - Mayor

Coun David Howarth
Coun David Howarth
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The Mayor of Penwortham, Coun David Howarth, has called on residents to donate any compensation they get from the boil water scare to others in greater need.

Coun Howarth has urged householders to give the cash to Wateraid, which helps millions around the world who live without any safe water.

He said: “ The idea to donate to Wateraid came from a Penwortham resident Denise Bowers and her friend Mary Moore who contacted me and asked for help in promoting it.

“They had been having a moan about having to boil their water and then realised that it was a small inconvenience compared to the plight of others around the world.

“I thought it was a great idea. We take clean water and sanitation for granted and yet having to boil our water for a short while just highlights the plight that others in the world have to go through on a daily basis.

“Around 1,400 children die every day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s one child every minute. Over 650 million people are without safe water and a small gesture from us, contributing to Wateraid, could make a huge difference in saving lives.”