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5,000 Reasons to Give to WaterAid

09 March 2010 14:37

Paul McSparron from BSG Civil Engineering Ltd presents a cheque for £5,000 to Stephanie McCullagh from the NI WaterAid Committee
Maghera based BSG Civil Engineering Ltd, at Christmas, gave a very generous donation of £5,000 to WaterAid. The kind-hearted offering by the Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) contractor, currently working the Antrim Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW), was made in lieu of buying and sending Christmas cards to colleagues and associates.

Paul McSparron, Project Engineer, BSG, explained why the company decided on this alternative gift:

“At Christmas, our post bags are normally crammed full with Christmas wishes but this year, the staff at BSG decided to do things differently. This donation will mean that the money goes that bit further - to the far side of the world in fact! Working on the Antrim WwTW, we felt it was fitting to make a gesture that would impact on a similar and practical level to less fortunate communities around the world. Given that it costs just £15 to ensure that each person has access to basic facilities for life, our contribution will provide over 130 individuals with safe, clean water ensuring a better standard of life and a future.”

Stephanie McCullagh, a member of the NI WaterAid Committee, and Senior Project Manager with NI Water thanked all the staff at BSG for the contribution:

“On behalf of WaterAid and NI Water, I would like to thank all the team at BSG for this generous gift. WaterAid uses low cost technologies to fund projects that provide safe, clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene training for communities in Africa and Asia.

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