MAGHERA-based BSG Civil Engineering Ltd recently gave a very generous donation of £5,000 to WaterAid, the worldwide charity which is dedicated to raising awareness of the fact that over 11 per cent of the world’s population do not have access to safe, clean drinking water and a further 35 per cent have no access to sanitation.
Paul McSparran, Project Engineer, BSG, explained why the company decided on this belated alternative gift to WaterAid: “Last year the staff at BSG decided to do things a bit differently and this belated donation was made in lieu of buying and sending Christmas gifts to colleagues and associates.
“Working on NI Water’s Benone Area Sewerage Scheme, we felt it was fitting to make a gesture that would impact on a similar and practical level to less fortunate communities around the world. Given that it costs just £15 to ensure that each person has access to basic facilities for life, our contribution will provide over 130 individuals with safe, clean water ensuring a better standard of life and a future.”
NI Water’s Christine McAllister who is a member of the NI WaterAid Committee, thanked all the staff at BSG for the contribution: “On behalf of WaterAid and NI Water, I would like to thank all the team at BSG for this generous gift. WaterAid uses low cost technologies to fund projects that provide safe, clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene training for communities in Africa and Asia.”
If you would like further information on WaterAid, log on to www.wateraid.org