In the Western world, we often take things for granted. Everything is in abundance and we forget that there are still so many places in the world where things we consider “basic” are in fact a luxury.
We flick a switch and there is light…
We got to the supermarket and there is food…
We turn the tap and there is water…
I think Water is the most important commodity in the world, yet even today, there are still millions of people who have to go without it.
Water Crisis Facts:
- 780 million people in the world lack access to safe water. 2.5 billion lack improved sanitation.
- 1 in 9 people doesn’t have safe water to drink. 1 in 4 doesn’t have a toilet.
- Every minute at least one child dies due to a water-related illness.
- More people in the world have access to a mobile phone than a toilet.
I am pleased to let you know that today I am hoping to help a great cause. Water.org is collaborating with the Tony award-winning musical URINETOWN in London, to put on a special charity performance gala on MONDAY 20th OCTOBER.
Urinetown is set in a futuristic, dystopian society where the Earth’s water supply has been depleted. As a result, things we consider “normal” today are against the law in their society. Can you imagine a world where where going to the toilet can land you in the arms of the law?! All they need is one person with the strength to start a revolution! In my opinion, their tag line, “Sometimes all you need is a drop of a hope to change the world” really ties in with the message of Water.org; and through this collaboration, Urinetown aims to raise awareness about the real global water crisis that the world’s population is facing today.
Water.org is a well-established charity and have worked had to develop solutions to the world’s water crisis. Water.org looks for innovative, community-driven and market-based initiatives to really ensure that all people have access to safe, clean water. Water.org has positively transformed the lives of more than a million individuals around the world, ensuring a better life for generations ahead. Learn more at http://water.org and www.facebook.com/water. So if you aren’t doing anything Monday night and fancy helping out a good cause- make your way down to Central London for a big night out, raising awareness for a good cause!
URINETOWN The Musical
FROM 29 SEPTEMBER 2014
GALA PERFORMANCE MONDAY, 20 OCTOBER AT 7.30pm
GALA Ticket Prices: £29.50 – £85.00
£125 for Premium Gala Tickets and Afterparty
Address: Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES