At 10.00pm all bands across the UK will be playing the same tune, Jamie Allen, and as many people as possible dancing the Circassian Circle. Here are some sobering figures from the Big National Ceilidh Day’s website:
1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one sixth of the world’s population.
2.6 billion people in the world do not have access to adequate sanitation. This is roughly two fifths of the world’s population.
1.8 million children die every year as a result of diseases caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. This amounts to around 5000 deaths a day.