We love Worthy Farm. Every year, we get an incredible reception from Glastonbury-goers – and in 2014, you really bowled us over with your support.
Thanks to you, we kick-started our Change the Record petition with an astounding 38,125 signatures.
That means we have a better chance than ever before of getting the attention of world leaders, and making sure girls around the world have a brighter future through access to clean water and safe toilets.
Our team of staff and volunteers also got the chance to talk to thousands of you, at our stand at the Pyramid Stage, at our six water kiosks – where we provided free refills of water – and at our legendary ShePees and African pit latrines in the King’s Meadow.
Every one of you played a part in helping us Change the Record. Here are our best bits from the Festival:
We’re already counting down the days until we’re back on Worthy Farm. But in the meantime, we’ll be keeping up the pressure to make sure everyone, everywhere has access to clean water and safe toilets by 2030 – because we know these basic services are central to transforming lives in the world’s poorest communities.
Today, 748 million people live without safe water, and 2.5 billion people have nowhere safe or hygienic to go to the toilet.
The effects are particularly felt by women and girls, who are often tasked with water collection for their families, leading to generation after generation who aren’t able to fulfill their ambitions or their potential.
That’s why we want governments and world leaders to Change the Record for women and girls trapped in this situation, giving them the time to go to school, to earn an education and to gain an income to support their families.
If you didn’t manage to sign our petition at the Festival, there’s still time to add your name here.
See you back on the farm in 2015!