The Met Office chooses WaterAid as its corporate charity

Rebecca Prescott3 Dec 2012

The Met Office has chosen WaterAid as its corporate charity to support over the next three years.

It chose the charity from over 30 applications which was reduced to a shortlist of three - WaterAid, Shelterbox and Computer Aid International, according to UKFundraising.

An online vote by staff was won by WaterAid with half of all votes cast. ShelterBox had been the Met Office's previous corporate charity partner since 2009.

Rob Varley, operations and services director at the Met Office, said: "We're really pleased to be supporting WaterAid as our chosen charity. Access to clean water is something we take for granted in the UK, so it's very encouraging that Met Office employees want to make a difference for the one in eight people around the world who don't share this luxury."

Source: UKFundraising