Musicians at this year’s 40th Glastonbury Festival are rallying behind charity WaterAid’s Don’t Let It Drop campaign to send a message to world leaders ahead of an important UN summit on global poverty this September.
WaterAid is holding world leaders to the promises they made ten years ago when they first came together at the UN to agree the Millennium Development Goals, a set of targets to tackle world poverty by 2015. There are just five years to go and targets in Sub-Saharan Africa for water continue to fall behind, but most shockingly the aim of halving the proportion of the world’s population without adequate sanitation is almost 200 years behind target.
Michael and Emily Eavis said: “We hope everyone at Glastonbury and everyone watching at home signs up to the Don’t let it Drop campaign. Water and sanitation are vital in getting people out of poverty and we all need to put our voice behind this message to world leaders.”
WaterAid will be providing Glastonbury goers with new composting toilets in the King’s Meadow, the famous women’s urinal (the she-pees), as well as handing out water at the WaterAid stand by the Pyramid Stage. The ever popular giant poo and toilet costumes will also be making their annual appearances at the festival.
To sign the Don’t Let It Drop petition, click here.