Samantha Cameron Welcomes Just a Drop, run by Atta Director, to No 10 Downing Street
On 23rd February Samantha Cameron welcomed guests and supporters of Just a Drop into her home at 10 Downing Street for a special private reception to celebrate the achievements of the international water development charity.
Guests, including Atta CEO, Atta Director and Just a Drop founder Fiona Jeffery OBE, journalist and newscaster Alastair Stewart OBE,round the world yachts woman Tracy EdwardsMBEand international business leaders from across the world, gathered in the State Rooms and took the rare opportunity to meet Samantha and learn about the vital work of the charity.
Fiona Jeffery OBE had this to say about the special event:
“This was a very exciting day for Just a Drop. We’ve come a long way since 18 years ago when I first discovered that just £1 could supply a child with water for 10 years. In that time we have managed to help people all over the world gain access to clean water and now we are at No 10. I cannot convey how grateful I am to Samantha for opening up her home to us so that we may celebrate all the wonderful work that we do.”
Just a Drop’s mission is to reduce child mortality by delivering accessible, clean, safe water where it is needed most.
Projects support communities through the construction of wells, boreholes, pipelines, hand pumps and latrines and establish health and sanitation programmes for some of the poorest and remotest regions in the world across Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Kenya, India, Uganda and Cambodia.
With the passionate support of volunteers and donors, coupled with a grass roots approach, Just a Drop are committed to making a real difference to people’s lives through one focus – delivering safe water and sanitation to communities in need.
To date, Just a Drop has completed over 170 projects across 31 countries improving the lives of over 1.3 million people.