Just a Drop was welcomed in to No 10 Downing Street by Samantha Cameron to celebrate all of the achievements that we have had over the years.
It was a wonderful evening and we were surrounded by friends, Patrons, Ambassadors, supporters and partners. Our long-time Trustee and Project Engineer Col Mike Reynolds was also presented with the Points of Light award by Mrs Cameron in recognition of the work he has done to provide clean and safe water to those most in need in communities all over the world.
Here’s what some of the JaD team thought about the night.
“For me, the reception with Samantha Cameron at Number 10 meant a lot because after many years of working hard to develop the organisation it felt like affirmation of our credibility and professionalism as a charity, which matters to me. But it was also really special having my family there who have been on this journey with me through thick and thin. Cameron and Lauren were the inspiration when I became a Mum and my husband Nigel has been a constant support and mentor and encouraged me not to give up. For the whole team, including trustees, patrons, ambassadors and volunteers and it’s been a fantastic boost and will encourage us to keep on striving to be the best at what we do.”
– Fiona Jeffery OBE, Just a Drop Founder and Chairman
“Our reception at Downing Street was brilliant. It was a great opportunity to thank long time supporters as well as welcoming new ones. Just a Drop continues to deliver meaningful and vital work, this is a wonderful way of celebrating that.”
– Brendan Hanlon, Head of Fundraising and Communications
“It was wonderful to be able to meet many of our supporters who are so engaged and committed to making a difference and who are a great pleasure to work with. It was a huge privilege to be in such an illustrious setting and was certainly a night to remember.”
– Melissa Campbell, Project Manager
“Being able to welcome the ladies of the Mums Army to Downing Street was an absolute pleasure. It was not only an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to those who have contributed ideas, time and effort into organising fundraising events for JaD, but also a chance to show other supporters of the charity, how amazing these women are, and how their energy and commitment to helping other mums across the world is truly inspiring!”
– Jo Beddington, Project Manager Mums Army
“There is no better way of celebrating all of Just a Drop’s successes and achievements than by being warmly welcomed into No 10 Downing Street by Mrs Cameron herself. It was a lovely reception filled with support and appreciation.”
– Louise Geoghegan , Events and Administration Manager
“I thought it was truly an enjoyable and relaxed evening celebrating the achievements of Just a Drop. It was so pleasing to see Col Mike Reynolds receive his well-deserved award. We really appreciate all the support and advice he gives us in the project office in Dorset and to our local partners in Uganda, he is vital member of our project volunteers and a great companion out in the field too! The night was a great opportunity to thank our supporters and discuss the fantastic projects that I am very passionate about and all in the most memorable venue, behind one of the most famous doors!”
– Amy Sendell, Project Co-ordinator
A big thank you to everyone who joined us on the night, it was a celebration to remember.