18 August 2016 – Bournemouth, UK – Customers stopping by to rehydrate in a BH Live Terrace café are doing their bit to help provide thousands of people in developing countries with access to clean water.
Every year, customers in more than 30 BH Live-operated cafés, bars, venues and centres across the south of England consume more than 75,000 litres of mineral water, bottled and sold by the British social enterprise Belu.
Belu donates 100% of its profits to Water Aid and has so far contributed more than £1.5 million to the charity’s work in transforming the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Belu is widely acclaimed as the UK’s most ethical bottled water and is a popular choice for customers across BH Live’s network, including London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Park, Bournemouth International Centre and Portsmouth Pyramids.
Belu is also provided as part of BH Live’s catering offer for conferences, exhibitions and banqueting events.
“One very simple change in our procurement strategy is helping to make a dramatic difference to many thousands of lives. Belu and BH Live make perfect partners in a social mission to enrich lives wherever and whenever possible,” says Alex Robertson, BH Live’s Head of Hospitality. “Being active, attending live shows and networking at conference is thirsty work, so we sell lots of water, every day. With more three million visits a year across our venues and centre portfolio, we can work with Belu to make a sustained and major impact on water quality and availability in the developing world.”
“We are delighted to be working with BH Live, a fellow social enterprise, to transform the lives of poor communities across the world with access to safe water,” says Karen Lynch, CEO Belu Water Ltd. “Today there are 650 million people in the world without safe water to drink. Just £15 can help provide one person with access to safe water. With the support of customers like BH Live, Belu has helped to transform over 100,000 lives with access to safe water.”
“Belu donates all profits to WaterAid, so each bottle sold at BH Live venues and leisure centres will make a difference to someone where the need is greatest and help to end water poverty”.