Cubs talk to MP about clean water and sanitation

Nigel Evans with Whalley Cubs
Nigel Evans with Whalley Cubs
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When young members of Whalley Cubs put pen to paper and wrote to their local MP, never did they expect him to turn up to one of their meetings.

When young members of Whalley Cubs put pen to paper and wrote to their local MP, never did they expect him to turn up to one of their meetings.

Before parliament was dissolved, Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans took time out of his busy schedule to attend Whalley Cubs’ pack meeting after they wrote to him about their “A Million Hands Project” in aid of WaterAid.

Cubs started with a presentation of their investigations such as building a pipeline, designing rainwater collection devices, and finding out how much of the government aid budget is spent on clean water and sanitation.

A spokesman said: “After finding out that many of the world’s poorest people do not have access to clean water and sanitation, Cubs spent over a year working with WaterAid as part of the Scout Association’s ‘A Million Hands’ project.

“Cubs presented their findings at the Scout Group AGM, but wanted to do more and decided to write to their MP.

“They now know a lot more about his work as an MP and how they can make a difference by working together.