Portsmouth Water Ltd to join WaterAid’s Loo Crew at Glastonbury Festival

Emma Camm, Natasha Horton and Rebecca Lee who all work at Portsmouth Water and are part of their own Wateraid Committee, are packing their wellies and heading down to Worthy Farm to volunteer at Glastonbury Festival for international charity WaterAid’s as part of the Water Kiosk Crew and Loo Crew.

While others are spinning around to Kylie and dancing along to The Killers, these three volunteers will be taking on the challenge of keeping Glastonbury’s water kiosks topped up and clean as well as the long-drop toilets sanitary and the handwashing facilities well stocked.

While helping make the festival experience even more enjoyable for the 175,000 revellers, the worthy team of volunteers will also raise awareness of the millions of people who are denied access to clean water and decent toilets, and WaterAid’s work to address this injustice.

Emma said:

“Having supported WaterAid for a number of years, I’m really pleased to have been selected to represent them, with my colleagues, at Glastonbury. Whether it’s queuing to get a drink, waiting to use a toilet, or not being as clean as they’d like, it’s the ideal setting for people to start to understand what it might be like for the millions of people who don’t have access to clean water or toilets.

We think it’s unacceptable that one in three people are denied access to a decent toilet; it’s such a fundamental human right. Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene should be normal for everyone everywhere. Glastonbury is a great opportunity to help engage thousands of people in a cause we feel passionately about.”

WaterAid has been a charity partner of Glastonbury since 1994, supporting the services and highlighting its work to provide clean water and sanitation to the 844 million people living without clean water and the 2.3 billion with nowhere safe to go to the toilet.

This year, there will be a record number of more than 600 WaterAid volunteers at the renowned festival, providing water, collecting rubbish for recycling, cleaning the toilets and running the She-Pees. Come rain, shine, or mud, Emma, Natasha and Rebecca will complete shifts of four to six hours a day – the same amount of time many, mostly women and girls, in the developing world spend collecting water.

For more information, please contact:

Emma Camm, Laboratory Manager: [email protected]