Wilmslow Wells for Africa

Registered Charity No. 328330

The average family of four in Britain uses 500 litres of water a day. Yet in many parts of Africa the only water available is so polluted that it kills both the humans and wildlife that have to share its source.

We have brought water to almost 200 villages, but so much more needs to be done:

Can you imagine -

Brenda Mottershead witnessed these shocking conditions in South Africa. They inspired her to establish Wilmslow Wells for Africa ...

Now just imagine -
the joy of having a well in your village from which everyone can
draw clean water

3rd November (St. Johns)

4th March (Methodist Church)

Gardens Day
24th June

Can you imagine ... ?

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Current: Autumn 2016

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Wilmslow Wells for Africa is a direct action charity run by volunteers, working through trusted contacts in Britain and Africa. We improve life in drought-stricken areas of Africa by providing wells, pumps, dams and water collection equipment.

Over 99% of everything we raise goes directly to water projects. Since the mid 1980’s, we have raised over £1 million; funded 190 projects (many involving multiple wells) and spent less than £9,000 on running costs.

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Our activities are regularly
listed and reported on

The March Souperday
raised over £1,250

The 2015 Gardens Day
raised  £12,000

The April Quiz Night

raised over £1000


the total amount raised is now

Over £1 million

The Bridge Drive
raised £1,000

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Gardens Day

Sat 25th June

Raised over £11,500

read a report on wilmslow.co.uk

Chique Afrique day

Raised over £400

Thanks to our hosts and supporters


Ben Gray - a relative of our founder, Brenda Mottershead, has swum the channel as part of a team and raised over £1,600 in aid of Wilmslow Wells for Africa. Some photos here.

And thanks to all our Bridge players who raised £1,000, enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea along with their bridge (big thanks to our volunteers who helped make the afternoon a success).  Photo here.