Just a Drop has broken the £1 million mark after 10 years of raising funds.

Chairman Fiona Jeffery said the clean water charity met the milestone after raising more than £200,000 this year with the help of the trade.

Just a Drop has now helped more than 900,000 people from 28 countries build protected wells, install piping and also provide the sanitation necessary for clean living.

Jeffery said: “It is a wonderful anniversary celebration and inspires us to march onto the next million.

“This money has funded desperately needed water-aid projects throughout the world including Asia, South America, Middle East and Europe.

“I would like to publicly to thank all the many people who have contributed and supported us so willingly since we started our little ‘drop-in-the-ocean’ idea that has grown into a well recognised and respected organisation.”

Jeffery also thanked the charity’s board of trustees, corporate sponsors and patrons, adding: “Installing clean water means so many things – it not only helps improve a community’s health but plays a crucial role in helping reduce poverty and increasing the opportunity for children to go to school.”