11 March 2015

Land Rover in Irish Red Cross Charity Partnership

Land Rover has announced a three year partnership with the Irish Red Cross, helping to bring safe drinking water to regions of Niger affected by drought and failed harvests.

The partnership has already seen great success with the first Land Rover funded water tower completed in November last year, benefiting 3,000 people in the village of Tchimattan, plus thousands more from communities the surrounding Tanout region. A further two towers will be built over the course of the partnership, aiming to reach more than 12,000 people in total.

Eddie Kavanagh, General Manager, Land Rover Ireland said "Last year we comitted to support the excellent work the Irish Red Cross does to bring help and relief to the people of Niger. This partnership will help to deliver practical, sustainable help to communities and individuals worldwide."

Niger is a landlocked country located within the Sahel region of West Africa and is the largest country in Western Africa. It has a rapidly growing population of around 15 million, but is one of the world's poorest countries.

Eddie Kavanagh is pictured with John Roche, Head of International Services, Irish Red Cross.