Jockey Club Catering celebrates opening of clean water well in India

07/02/2018 - 10:13
Jockey Club Catering, a joint venture between Compass Group UK & Ireland and British racing group, The Jockey club, has announced the opening of a clean water well in the village of Chinnarajupalle, India, which it helped fund through a charity initiative.

The event caterer supplies Life Water, one of its partners on the scheme along with Drop4Drop, at its horseracing events, to help raise money for the clean drinking water projects.

The scheme has so far raised funds for water installations in Uganda and another in Andhra Pradesh, India.

The well in Chinnarajupalle will help provide safe, clean water to over 1,415 people in the community, says Jockey Club Catering.

The geographical location of Andhra Pradesh means the community regularly suffers from water scarcity, caused in part by frequent patterns of flooding and drought which has severe effects on the residents who rely upon agriculture for their livelihood.

Nick Campbell, managing director for Jockey Club Catering, said: “We are thrilled to have completed our third project with Life Water and Drop4Drop.

“Last year we completed our first clean drinking water project in the Magungu 3 community of Uganda, shortly followed by our second in Pagidala, Andhra Pradesh, India.

“We take things like clean drinking water for granted, but relieving communities of time and work spent in the collection of water will allow children to spend more of their time in education. We’re looking forward to supporting future projects and helping more communities in the future.”

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