WaterAid and Wimbledon have created a fountain of tennis balls in Greenwich Park. 

The striking sculpture made up of 2,631 tennis balls, has been created to highlight the average number of people who could be saved each day if they had access to clean water.

Helen Parker, Wimbledon Foundation and Community Manager comments: “Water is vital to Wimbledon: it keeps our grass courts maintained and our competitors hydrated. However, we are well aware that not everyone is as fortunate. The basics of clean water and good sanitation are vital for health and education, enabling children to fulfil their potential, and yet around 800 children die each day from diseases caused by a lack of clean water and good sanitation. 

“That is why the Wimbledon Foundation is proud to be championing water for all through our new partnership with WaterAid. We share their vision of a world where everyone everywhere has access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, and as the charity of an international sporting event, we are excited to be helping them to make a difference.”

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