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Business 4 Life is a Wessex Water run scheme which is now in it's 10th year. It takes a group of 12 Wessex Water and contractor employees on a fundraising journey over the course of 12 months with a pre set fund raising target to be donated to WaterAid.


  • 748million people (1 in 10) don't have access to safe drinking water
  • 2.5billion people (1 in 3) don't have access to adequate sanitation
  • 500,000 child deaths a year are caused by the above two points, thats 1,400 deaths every day


  • In 2013 WaterAid reached 1.7million people with safe water and 2.2million with sanitation
  • Just £15 will supply one person with safe drinking water for life



That's where we come in. The team acts as a new start-up company with a small budget, and through lecture sessions learns all about how to run a business effectively; from finances and marketing to operations and even employee disciplinaries if necessary! The team put their new knowledge into practice by organising an array of exciting events throughout the year, with the aim to turn a 'profit' for the team, all of which is of course donated to WaterAid.


When our target of £55,000 (which we aim to obliterate) is combined with what we know WaterAid can do with £15; it soon becomes clear just how much of a difference we can make.


With this in mind, we on the B4L team don't look at our target as money, we like to think of it as people we can provide clean water to. Which makes our target 3,667 people. For every £15 you give, thats one more person with clean water, for the rest of their life. How many can you help us reach today?


From all the B4L team, thanks for looking at our website; please visit our Just Giving Page to donate to our cause.


The Business4Life Team went on a teambuilding weekend in May where they took part in Coasteering on the Pembrokeshire coast.


From Left to Right:


Back Row - Paul Elson, Emily Baverstock, Daryl Dampney, Jody Knight (Helper), Daniel Pletan, Ben Travers, Steve Arthur (B4L Organiser), Vanessa Ashton (WaterAid Liason).


Front Row - Matt Kettle, Natalie Doran, Rachel Dickenson, Claire Smith, Josh Stephens, Shawn Beatson, Sarah Stevens (Trainer).


Bottom Left: Dave Hughes (Coasteering Guide).