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BPEC Charity Life Award

BPEC Charity Life Award

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Pump Aid is proud to have been chosen as the overall winner of the Charity Life Award granted by BPEC Charity. This award will provide the vital funding and support needed for our pump building project in Malawi, transforming the lives of over 1,200 people.

The BPEC group is a network of companies which specialise in water, heating and building industries. The BPEC Charity aims to help raise awareness and knowledge of plumbing and heating services through offering training and financial support in the UK and internationally.

One of the grants offered by BPEC is the Charity Life Award which is awarded to projects which use plumbing knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others and transfer these skills to help benefit future generations.

The Life Award granted £15,000 to Pump Aid to support our pump building project, providing communities in rural Malawi with access to clean water. Our work was particularly favoured by BPEC because of its long term impacts. For every community we work in we train local artisans in pump building and maintenance to ensure that the project is community-led and the skills and knowledge are passed on to benefit future generations.

Pump Aid Workshop in Pump Building

Pump Building and Maintenance Training

As well as receiving the Life Award grant Pump Aid has been chosen as the overall winner of the Life Award and was presented with a trophy and certificate at the BPEC Ceremony last week:

Pump Aid collecting the Life Award - L-R Mark Antrobus (BPEC Trustee), Watson Carlill (BPEC Trustee), Stephanie Moore and Emily Gait (Pump Aid), George Thomson (BPEC Trustee)

The Life Award will make a significant impact on Pump Aid’s work by funding the necessary training, skills and knowledge required to help bring access to clean water and sanitation to over 1,000 people.

For more information about BPEC and the support they give, visit their website

Read more about our pump building project in rural Malawi