Club ensures clean water springs forth

Villagers in Pakistan are able to drink clean water
Villagers in Pakistan are able to drink clean water

Some of the world’s poorest people are now able to drink fresh, clean water thanks to the efforts of a Mossend football team.

Mossend FC in partnership with the Well Foundation raised money for the construction of two wells in the poverty stricken Sindh Province in Southern Pakistan.

The club undertook a series of fundraising events to raise money with the sole aim to provide clean, safe drinking water.

Having been installed last month the two hand-pump wells are being well used by villages in the province.

Russell Sanderson, club publicity and development secretary at Mossend FC, said: “Mossend FC know that there are countries in the world that are living in abject poverty with no access to fresh, clean water.

“When we spoke to the Well Foundation we wanted to try and do what we could to help, when we set out our aim to build a well and have it named after Mossend FC the boys from all our 10 age groups were excited to get involved.

“This is brilliant and a huge opportunity and incentive for all at our club to get involved with something that is so vividly worthwhile – the pictures back this up.

“Look at the faces of the people and then tell me how you could not want be involved.

“The club see this as another long term initiative with the Well Foundation and the club is proud that there will be wells in Pakistan named after Mossend FC, we at Mossend FC look forward to continuous joint working with the Well Foundation.”

Polluted water is the world’s largest killer of children under five.

The Well Foundation’s primarily aim is to raise money to develop sources of clean water (wells), install hand pumps, establish health and sanitation programme’s to provide accessible clean water to less fortunate regions of the world.