As well as a star turn as celebrity dancer, Anita is best-known as presenter on BBC One’s Countryfile. She has also presented and co-presented a number of factual programmes on India, including The World’s Busiest Railway Station.
Anita first lent her support to the charity by voicing FRANK Water’s Radio 4 Charity Appeal in July 2016. The appeal, which aired twice in one week, raised more than £15,000 for the charity.
Pinky Lilani is founder and chair of a number of awards which attempt to recognise influential women and leaders: Asian Women of Achievement Awards; the Women of the Future Award; and, the Global Empowerment Award. She is an Indian cookery specialist, consultant and owner of Spice Magic Ltd
She received an OBE in 2007 for her work to celebrate women's achievements. She has been called one of Britain's most entrepreneurial women.
Cricketer Nick Compton is a top order batsman for Middlesex Cricket Club. He made his England debut in 2012. In November 2013, Nick visited FRANK Water's work in Telangana with FRANK Water CEO, Katie. You can read more about their trip (including the cricket match he played with a local team!) here.
With several fundraising events under belt (including the Mumbai Marathon), chef Chef Romy Gill co-ordinated and hosted an event in London for International Women's Day 2016. Romy has raised more than £4000 for FRANK Water. In 2016, Romy was awarded an MBE for her services to hospitality.
Simon has spent over 20 years working to support international water supply development projects. He hopes to help raise the profile of FRANK Water and establish long term corporate partnerships and donations.
As a student, Hamish supported FRANK Water as a member of Engineers without Borders. On graduating, he spent a Summer working as FRANK Water's FreeFill Coordinator and now in full time work at ARUP, Hamish continues to promote FRANK Water's message wherever and whenever appropriate! He says
"The problem is simple. Water and sanitation access is a critical barrier to development around the world. The answers are more complex - but FRANK’s approach, which puts communities at the heart of the solution, is starting to build a better world for us all!"
Anoo is a Doctor who cares for babies. He discovered FRANK Water whilst training for the Dart 10k & decided to swim for safe water. In November 2015, Anoo visited some of FRANK Water's Projects in Agra.
I’m very enthusiastic about working with FRANK Water - they build capacity, not just infrastructure. My water engineering skills can contribute to FRANK’s delivery of safe and appropriate WASH services for the people who currently lack them.
Martyn signed up to run the Bath half marathon for FRANK Water in 2014 At his wedding, Martyn asked for donations to FRANK Water in place of wedding gifts. In March 2016, Martyn and his wife, Gemma, visited a handful of FRANK Water's projects in Telangana, India
Alex met the FRANK water team when we commissioned her to draw a wall-sized map of India. Since then, Alex and her partner Paul have run the Bath Half Marathon, dressed as taps. See them in action here. Alex said "The FRANK water team were so engaging and charismatic, I immediately felt part of the team. I was honoured to be asked to help promote the work FRANK water does."
Sophie is a water engineer who first volunteered for FRANK Water as a Freefill festival technician in 2013. She has volunteered and fundraised every year since and is excited to host her first Karma Korma in 2016.
Songwriter/composer/musician, Hugh has delivered song-writing workshops at festivals to raise awareness of FRANK Water.
In 2015, Hugh and his band, Trio of Men, recorded Saturated - the FRANK Water Song which is available for download here. All profits go to FRANK Water.
Andy Persson ran 7 marathons in 7 days in 2012. In 2014, he upped his game to run 9 marathons in 5 days to raise funds for FRANK Water. For 2016, Andy will run from John O Groats to Lands End (a cool 860 miles)