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The gift of fresh water for people in Zimbabwe

Sep 25, 2023

Thanks to our partnership with Aquaid, we are delighted to have sponsored the installation of a new water pump to bring life-saving fresh water to the people of Manicaland, a province in the north eastern highlands of Zimbabwe.

We chose AquAid as our water supplier for the clinic as we were so impressed by their commitment to improving access to clean water around the world. With every water cooler and bottle of water sold, AquAid makes a donation to The Africa Trust. These funds are used to directly build fresh drinking water wells in areas in Africa where it is most needed, like schools and villages. Since 1998, Aquaid has donated over £19 million and helped bring a lifetime supply of clean, fresh drinking water to more than 3.5 million people.


“Water is a vital source of life, influencing all of the essential processes in our body. It optimises kidney and liver function, protects our joints and cartilage, reduces disease risk, improves our mood and helps prevent headaches. It is essential for our staff and our clients – and for all communities around the world. We are incredibly proud to have played a part in bringing that gift of clean water to people in Zimbabwe. Working with Aquaid is a great opportunity to give something back and make a difference.”

Louise O’Connell, co-founder of Bridge Health & Wellbeing

Deep underground, there is potable water – even in the Sahara Desert. But reaching it can be problematic. That is why sustainable, practical and cost-effective solutions such as the Elephant Pump are essential. Based on an ancient Chinese design, the Elephant Pump is built from and maintained using materials locally available in remote rural sub-Saharan African communities and supplies vital fresh water to the disadvantaged communities that need it most.

“We are extraordinarily grateful to Bridge Health & Wellbeing for their stellar support for this initiative. By using our water coolers, they have helped save the lives of many children in Africa.”

Fern Shaw, AquAid

So, thank you to you, our clients, for using the water in the clinic and helping us spread health and wellbeing around the world.

To find out more about AquAid, visit

Bridge Health & Wellbeing water pump in Africa


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