SEUK member Belu launch sculpture competition

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Belu is calling all social enterprises working in arts, as well as young designers, to design a sculpture created from up to 2000 glass bottles of Belu, raising awareness for World Water Day.

Iconic restaurant group D&D London has teamed up with ethical water company Belu and international charity, WaterAid, to launch the first World Water Week Summer Sculpture Competition. The new competition aims to raise awareness for the 768 million people in the world still living without safe, clean water.  The winner will be revealed during World Water Week, 1st – 6th September 2013, a key moment in the year for addressing the challenges that face our planet’s water supply. 

Young and upcoming British designers are being asked to create an exciting and eye-catching water sculpture design made from up to two thousand glass bottles of Belu mineral water – which will be collected and recycled from D&D’s famous City restaurant, Coq d’Argent. Each day, nearly two thousand children die of diseases caused by unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation – each bottle will therefore represent one child. 

Belu donates 100% of its profits to WaterAid, helping the charity transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest communities by providing access to safe, clean water, sanitation and hygiene – an endeavour D&D has been proud to support by stocking Belu water since 2008. 

Submitted designs will be judged by leaders from the restaurant, art and charity worlds, and the winning design will then be constructed and revealed on the stunning roof-top terrace of Coq D’Argent. 

A glamorous launch party will play host to the ‘big reveal’, and the sculpture will sit on the sky-high terrace throughout the month of September. Aside from having their creation on public view against the impressive backdrop of the City, the winning designer will also receive an all-expenses-paid ‘City experience’ to include a delectable dinner at Coq D’Argent followed by an overnight stay at the luxurious South Place Hotel. 

D&D Managing Director David Loewi commented:

“As longstanding supporters of Belu and WaterAid’s efforts to bring clean water and sanitation to some of the world’s poorest communities, D&D London is thrilled to participate in this fun and unconventional way of raising awareness for this brilliant cause.” 

Entries for the sculpture designs must be sent to sophiem@belu.org  for the attention of Sophie McCready, Head of Marketing for Belu Water by 24th July 2013.