Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited Milngavie Churches Flower Festival in aid of Water Aid.
The festival raised awareness of the problems of cleanliness and access to water across the globe. Some 844 million people don’t have clean water close to home, while 2.3 billion people don’t have a decent toilet at home. One child dies every two minutes from diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets.
All churches in Milngavie came together to contribute bouquets to the festival to raise donations for Water Aid. The festival, now in its 14th year, is run in conjunction with Friendship House, a Christian drop-in centre and café, and raised £436.81.
Commenting, Jo said:
“This is a great local initiative, and it’s lovely to see the creativity and effort that has gone in to making this important event a success. Access to clean, hygienic water is an urgent problem affecting some of the poorest communities across the globe. The money raised here will help support projects to deliver clean water to people who need it most."