Caroline Rigby and Brian Johnson heading to Glastonbury Festival as Water Warriors with Water Aid
Caroline Rigby and Brian Johnson heading to Glastonbury Festival as Water Warriors with Water Aid.
A WELLINGTON couple is heading to Glastonbury Festival to support a water charity.
Caroline Rigby, leader of the Blackdown Community Choir, and her husband Brian Johnson, will be heading to the music festival to support Water Aid as Water Warriors.
The pair will be part of a 500-strong team handing out free fresh water to festival goers at one of 13 water kiosks.
“We’re going to be working at the water kiosks where we will be giving out free fresh drinking water to thirsty revellers which is especially important as it may be a hot weekend.
“We will also be supplying re-usable stainless steel water-bottles to help save resources.” Mr Johnson said: “Access to clean water and improved sanitation really can transform lives.
“This will be a great opportunity to get fellow festival-goers thinking about the realities of life for children living without clean water and toilets and to help engage thousands of people in a cause we feel passionately about.” Mrs Rigby has supported the charity over the last 13 years through her work leading choirs and raising funds through the Sing for Water project.
Mr Johnson attended the second Glastonbury Festival in 1971 and helped to build part of the first Pyramid Stage.
Water Aid volunteers will be hoping to gather 40,000 signatures at the festival, alongside giving out free water, to support its new petition The Water Fight which calls on the UK government to make sure all plans for schools globally include taps and toilets for children.
The charity’s volunteers will also be collecting rubbish for recycling and manning the toilets.