Village Water was founded in 2004 by trustee David Dixon

David sold his business, and wanted to do something useful with the proceeds. On a trip to Zambia he saw the desperate need for safe water in rural villages and enlisted his friends and family to start fundraising. 

Director Clare Wearden

The money raised was used to repair 20 broken water points in Zambia and began the development of a strategy, focusing on systems change, partnerships, building capacity and lasting benefits.

Today Village Water has grown to a small but dedicated team of six lead by director Clare Wearden and a board of trustees for governance and strategic direction.


Our Trustees

Andrew Picken OBE : Chair of trustees

Andrew Picken OBE

Chair of trustees
Bio >>
Hugh Woodhouse : Secretary

Hugh Woodhouse

Secretary
Bio >>
Hilary Nithdale : Trustee

Hilary Nithdale

Trustee
Bio >>
Trina Chakravarti : Trustee

Trina Chakravarti

Trustee
Bio >>
Sarah Docherty : Trustee

Sarah Docherty

Trustee
Bio >>
Paul Marston : Trustee

Paul Marston

Trustee
Bio >>
Louise Cook : Trustee

Louise Cook

Trustee
Bio >>
Geoff Houston : Trustee

Geoff Houston

Trustee
Bio >>
Chris Morley : Trustee

Chris Morley

Trustee
Bio >>

Village Water staff

Clare Wearden : Director

Clare Wearden

Director
Bio >>
Kelvin Hall : Finance Manager

Kelvin Hall

Finance Manager
Bio >>
Karen Goodman-Jones : Senior Fundraiser

Karen Goodman-Jones

Senior Fundraiser
Bio >>
Ian Stone : Monitoring & Data Manager

Ian Stone

Monitoring & Data Manager
Bio >>
Beth LLewellyn : Fundraiser

Beth LLewellyn

Fundraiser
Bio >>
Owen Mclorie : Finance & Data Officer

Owen Mclorie

Finance & Data Officer
Bio >>
Philip Cartland : Comms and marketing officer

Philip Cartland

Comms and marketing officer
Bio >>