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World of Water updated Charity CODE (12th year. 3rd Edn.)

We’ve just received the latest news ‘Update Charity CODE (12th year. 3rd Edn.)’ from the UK Charity Commissioners who ask that every UK charity updates its charity code on the following seven points: “Organisational purpose; Leadership; Integrity; Decision-making, risk and control; Board effectiveness; Diversity; Openness and accountability.”

Here’s WoW’s updated Charity CODE (12th year. 3rd Edn.)

1. Organisational purpose

Although the death of Joyce Latham-Jesse, the Charity’s last surviving co-founder and Vice President, has extinguished a great star from our sky, the board continues to progress the charity’s founding aims. The effective delivery of these is now assured and sustainable following a legacy of restricted funds from the Latham-Jesse Estate.

2. Leadership

On our charity’s board we have three of the original trustees who, combined with newer trustees, are thus well versed in ensuring the charity’s founding strategic aims and values.

3. Integrity

The World of Water board continues to uphold its long established moral values and works daily to create a better community culture so as to support all individuals and organisations working to achieve its global charitable purpose. The board works to build the public’s confidence and trust in World of Water’s charity aims and in every way it develops those aims into actions and results.

4. Decision-making, risk and control

The decision-making processes of the board benefit from ongoing daily research designed to shield World of Water from high risk. In 2017 we celebrated thirty years of timely and effective delegation, excellent quality control, careful risk assessment and applying the very skills of sustainable management systems that have allowed us to make succh good progress, on a global basis, from our registration as a charity to the present day.

5. Board effectiveness

As the board’s effectiveness is continually under threat from fast-moving developments in technology, business and politics, every opportunity is taken to attend CPD sessions. Our board presently contains a very good range of skills, experience, backgrounds and knowledge to make informed decisions and knows that it needs to attract new trustees with new skills so as to maintain it’s aims as the world’s water problems evolve.

6. Diversity

To achieve ‘peak clean water’, fit-for-purpose, World of Water takes a diverse approach to supporting and achieving its aims. The charity’s aims dominate. This diverse approach will result in our charity’s effectiveness, create the leadership required to bring about global results and create decision-makers who have the needs of ALL – creatures great AND small, in their hearts.

7. Openness and accountability. The wording of the Charity CODE (12th year. 3rd Edn. Section 7.) says “The board leads the organisation in being transparent and accountable. The charity is open in its work, unless there is good reason for it not to be.” (Quote)

World of Water’s goal is openly stated – to reach the point when the entire Water Cycle, through everything and everyone, including you, is kept at the highest quality possible at all times.

Our charity is transparently against damaging the vital quality of water.

We are open in the way we go about convincing ALL, that our aims need to be mirrored by ALL.

As a charity, we are accountable to all and as we know our aims are for the benefit of all, we expect all to support us. Yup – high hopes.

In the words of R.O.R.E. “We all live downstream” and so, we are all accountable to each other.

Let’s open the books and really see what can be done, by everyone, on this uniquely vital one world aim.

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* Omnium Gatherum – all water related














When Reality sucks, it needs Augmenting. But when Augmenting Reality masks reality, what happens to the REAL?

Imagine all beaches polluted. Imagine every river dead. Think of industrial wastelands covering every field. Imagine THAT as a future and imagine everyone buying into Virtual Reality to escape THAT reality.

What an ultimate Escape Game that would be!

A few WOULD profit from such a game but their home reality would be far from the regular crowd and on some isolated and cleaner shore.

If this sounds like some future nightmare, have a look at some of the present industrial areas and then … check out who lives in them with pollution as their constant neighbour.

Our founder, Joy Latham, visited many of the World’s troubled areas and knew this well when she started our charity. Sadly she died in tears, not knowing how to communicate the problems, how to halt the tide of growing global water pollution and how to feed the World’s hungry.

Today, there are new ways to communicate the problems facing us all. Every day, more people realise these problems and are linking their skills and resources to solve them.

Through constant talks, exhibitions, workshops, field trips, walks, recordings, publications and face-to-face meetings, our charity promotes the need to clean up the World’s Water and keep it clean.

We share the problems facing the World’s water by highlight them on the streets and in the public landscape – right where the quality of water is under greatest threat.

You can help …

Be a Water Watcher with us.
Make waves with us.
Turn the tide on pollution.
Stop the flow of death-by-profit.

We need to create a sea change. One World – one shared body of Water .. keep it clean.

“Water is elemental, life-giving and sustaining. It is ours to drink, ours to play in, to grow with, to build on. Water is more fundamental than any other substance on Earth” (Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth & Lies  About the Global Water Crisis.  (Published in 2004) By Anita Roddick with Brooke Shelby Biggs

Omnium Gatherum

We use the World of Water collections in exhibitions, school projects, loans to other museums, fundraising events, publicity and talks.

* We welcome donations that help us to communicate our aims, raise funds, and support our educational and research projects. If you think you may have items that we would find useful for this, please contact us, marking your message “WoW Collections”.

Our collections include:

Sea Shells (both freshwater and marine species)
Paintings (Watercolours / Mixed Media)
Fruit Wrappers
Fruit Stickers
Drawings (Plans.Designs)
Rubbings (Brass. Iron castings, Stone)
Documents (Letters, Stories, Lyrics, Poems)
Post Cards
Paper (Handmade)
Tape Recordings
Ceramics / Pottery
Glass & Pottery / Bottles
Sculpt (Wood, Pottery, Stone)
Water Heritage
Fish Memorabilia
Metal Artifacts
Plastic Artifacts
Wooden Artifacts (Carved. Natural)
Packaging (Sea food)
Printing Equipment
Digital Files (Docs. Images, Audio, Video)

Presently sorting through the play bills collection. Here’s the first, printed on white silk with golden tassle surround. Date: between 1853 and 1857.

Theatre Manager: Alfred Wigan
 Main performance:   Still Waters Run Deep

Interested in Playbills? See also the Folger Collections

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