Air Technology Systems (ATS) are celebrating after raising over £12,000 for charity WaterAid at their inaugural ball held on 3rd February 2012 at the Passage House Hotel in Devon. WaterAid is a charity that aims to transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities and is strongly supported by all of the water companies and many contractors such as ourselves.
The money raised is enough to give 800 children access to clean and safe water for life.
The event started with reception drinks and a duo of young singers, making their public debut. A four course meal at the excellent Passage House Hotel continued the evening, which was completed by the highly acclaimed band ‘Honest John’. A film of the last supporters trip to Mali was also shown.
A range of clients, contractors, suppliers from around the country and local business people had gathered to raise funds for this worthwhile charity. This was achieved through an auction, a silent auction and the sale of raffle tickets. Prizes had been donated by a range of organisations and individuals for which we are very grateful. We are also grateful to our many sponsors of the evening.
The Managing Director of ATS Steve Boon was full of praise for everybody who contributed to the cause, as well as commending the staff that made the event possible.
“Air Technology Systems has raised a significant amount of money for WaterAid with the help of our partners, in what has been a hugely successful evening. This event would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment from my staff and the generosity of all who attended and therefore I would like to greatly thank everyone involved.”
In 2010 Steve was able to view firsthand how their contributions were benefiting the less fortunate, when he visited West African country Mali, and ATS are again showing their commitment with a scheduled visit to Burkina Faso in June 2012.
“As WaterAid bring more resources to these countries, it will have a vastly improving effect on the lives of the people,” said Steve.