Just a Drop wins award for efforts to stop Covid spread

Just a Drop has been honoured at the Charity Awards for its efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 across the world.

The water charity won the Rathbones Covid-19 Response Award at Thursday night’s virtual ceremony for the way it distributed hygiene advice across Asia, Africa and Latin America, ramped up soap-making workshops, provided handwashing stations to health centres and purchased Personal Protective Equipment.

Around 328,000 people globally had access to safe water and sanitation products sourced by the charity in the past year.

Fundraisers, who secured nine new partnerships and raised £15,000 from charitable trusts last year, were praised by the charity in a statement following the ceremony.

This meant that Just a Drop’s income in 2020 surpassed the levels achieved in 2019.

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Fundraisers also won £10,000 worth of support from a digital agency to boost donor acquisition and developed three public campaigns.

Just a Drop founder Fiona Jeffrey said: “It was without question a hugely challenging year and this award is a testament to the entire team’s determination and resilience at a time of massive adversity.

“It reflects the huge effort and collaboration across the Just a Drop team, our committed volunteers, trustees and local partners, as well as our funders and corporate partners.”

The Covid-19 Response Awards were chosen from more than 300 entries by a team of editorial staff and management at Civil Society Media, organisers of the annual Charity Awards.

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