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Jones Lang LaSalle team member sources fresh water for African community


London, 9th June - As part of Upstream Sustainability Services' corporate volunteering scheme, Jones Lang LaSalle employee Philip Edgington will be heading off to Mozambique for two weeks in August with global action charity, Oasis to help install a water point for the local community in the city of Beira.   Philip is a member of a six person team from the UK who will assist in the water project, all of which are volunteers at Oasis.

The team will attempt to raise £1,300 - the cost for installing the water taps. They are also aiming to raise an additional £1,800 to contribute towards flights and accommodation.

One of the major issues affecting many of the Beira community is that of limited or no access to a reliable water source. Currently, community members have to walk a round trip of 6 km in order to gain access to clean water. As a solution to this problem, Oasis has developed a project to help churches install a running water source in their communities enabling around 80 families access to water.

Commenting on his upcoming challenge, Philip said; “I want to gain a better understanding of other cultures and a wider understanding of the world. Most importantly, I want to put into practice what we preach here at Upstream and really help make a positive difference.”

In preparation for the project, Philip will be running a number of fundraising events, including a London to Bristol cycle ride in June.  Please help pay for the water tap by donating at here and if you would like to consider sponsoring Phil personally, please contact him at philip.edgington@eu.jll.com

Julie Hirigoyen, Director at Jones Lang LaSalle said “We fully support Philip's Oasis project and feel proud of his dedication and commitment.  Indeed, as a team, we actively encourage all our staff to volunteer and help benefit the local and global community in a tangible way."

Notes for Editors:
Oasis is a Christian global action charity working with those affected by poverty throughout the world.  Through domestic projects, Oasis aims to better provide people access to housing, education and health and the youth community. http://www.oasisuk.org/uk/