Ricky Road Run has been a proud charity fundraising event for over 30 years. Here are the charities we are supporting this year.


Herts Young Homeless

Herts Young Homeless supports vulnerable people in Hertfordshire. Their focus is on preventing homelessness – from education in schools and family mediation through to supporting 16-24 year olds in their first homes or caring for adults of all ages who have mental health issues and housing needs.

Their Mission:

  • To prevent homelessness by empowering individuals to make positive, informed choices
  • To support young people and their families, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless



WaterAid is an international non governmental organisation that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. The charity works with partners and influences decision-makers to maximise its impact. WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

Affinity Water has been an active supporter of WaterAid for many years. Through the support of our employees, customers, and partners we raise vital funds for WaterAid’s work throughout the year and donate funds raised through the Ricky Road Run to WaterAid projects overseas.

The Ricky Road Run is the longest standing event raising money for WaterAid and we are proud to be have been involved since 1984. This has enabled thousands of people to gain access to clean water.

Click the link to find out more about WaterAid




KitAid is a charity that recycles your once loved football kit and distributes it to underprivileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries and communities.

It was set up by one of Affinity Water’s employees, Derrick Williams MBE, who visited Tanzania on a WaterAid supporters’ trip in 1998. Derrick, being a mad footie fan, was amazed at the reception he received from children and adults in remote villages just because he wearing his favourite football shirt (Watford, Chesham Utd, Liverpool FC to name a few).

Today, KitAid works with volunteers and Charity Partners to send nearly 350,000 items of kit to 40 different countries. Click the link to find out more about KitAid