Triggs-Hodge supporting WaterAid at The Boat Race

Molesey Boat Club Captain and GB Rowing Team rower Andy Triggs-Hodge is lending his support to WaterAid this weekend, as the world’s attention focuses on the Thames for the 158th Boat Race.

WaterAid is an official charity for the 2012 Boat Race, and Olympic Champion and former Oxford Blue Andy wants spectators to dig deep this weekend.

“The Boat Race is a great event, and the atmosphere in the parks is always fantastic,” he said. “As rower, I am all too aware of the importance of water and I find it totally unacceptable that almost one billion people across the world don’t have access to safe water. This is why I support WaterAid and encourage everyone who goes down to enjoy the race to spare a little change. This money will go towards helping some of the world’s poorest communities to clean water and sanitation – the very basics for a life out of poverty.”

WaterAid will have stands in Putney and Hammersmith on Saturday, where thousands of people are expected to gather to watch one of the highlights of the rowing calendar taking place on the Thames.

Andy competed for Oxford in the 2005 Boat Race, whilst studying for a Masters degree in Water Science, Policy and Management.

WaterAid works in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region, improving access to safe water, hygiene, and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

To find out more about WaterAid, visit www.wateraid.org or www.facebook.com/wateraid.

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