SAVORTEX Sustainable Challenge - Takes on Six Peaks for WaterAid

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SAVORTEX Ltd, a young company with sustainability and durability at the heart of their business today announced their Corporate Responsibility Program supporting WaterAid and the 6 Peaks Challenge.

6 Peaks Challenge

Sanitation and safe drinking water are critical elements for a healthy life and SAVORTEX are proud to be supporting the ‘Six Peaks for Bangladesh’ challenge.

Syed Ahmed, Managing Director at SAVORTEX whose family moved from Bangladesh to the UK knows how important it is to always try and ‘give back’ and support those less fortunate than ourselves. He is gearing up for the challenge of walking 50 miles, climbing 20,000 feet , driving 1000 miles with two 2 sea crossings thrown in for good measure... all within 72 hours.

Starting on the 6th July 2012, Syed will join employees from four UK water companies in their ‘Six Peaks for Bangladesh’ and has been training for what will be a true test of endurance and resilience. The six peaks they will climb are: Snaefell (Isle of Man), Snowdon (Wales), Scafell Pike (England), Ben Nevis (Scotland), Slieve Donard (Ulster) and Corran Tuathail (Ireland). The mountains range from 2,034 to 4,406 feet high and represent significant challenges for the climbers.

Syed, said: "It’s an honour to be part of such a wonderful charity especially as Bangladesh is the focus of this particular WaterAid challenge. Sanitation and safe drinking water are critical elements for a healthy life and SAVORTEX are proud to be supporting the ‘Six Peaks for Bangladesh’ challenge. It’s going to be tough, but our aim is to raise as much money as possible for this life-saving cause.”

Syed added “I urge you to support this project and go online at … and I am sure there will be some great pictures taken of us on our challenge so please follow us #savortexuk #6Peaks or #WaterAid.”

The team, made up of representatives from Sutton and East Surrey Water, South East Water, Essex and Suffolk and Welsh Water, will be attempting to walk up the highest mountains in the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man in 72 hours over 6 – 9 July. Sponsorship raised by the group will be going to support WaterAid’s projects in Bangladesh, which is close to Syed’s heart having been born there. He moved to England when he was nine months old.

Most of the team have also visited Bangladesh on behalf of WaterAid and witnessed at first-hand how vital funds raised are being used.

Jeremy Heath from Sutton and East Surrey Water said: "To go there and see how people are surviving on a daily basis without access to safe drinking water and sanitation was a life changing experience.

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  • 783 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population.
  • 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation; this is 39% of the world's population.
  • For every £1 invested in water and sanitation, £8 is returned in increased productivity.
  • Just £15 can enable one person to access safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation

About SAVortex Ltd
SAVORTEX is a British technology company that designs energy efficient products, specialising in the global washroom sector. Our principle is to lead the industry through innovation, by developing revolutionary, Eco friendly products that are truly sustainable.
SAVORTEX the first-ever hand dryer to achieve a Guinness World Records title, the Vortex 550 EcoSmart is officially recognised by Guinness World Records for its energy efficiency

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