Richmond Theatre-goers who bought bottles of water have helped change the lives of two Indian communities.

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) donated money from every bottle of Life Water sold at its venues to water charity Drop4drop.

The charity, which funds projects across the world, used the money to install fresh water wells in two Indian villages, giving people access to clean, safe drinking water.

Last year ATG customers bought 616,563 bottles of water, which equates to 616,563,000l of water for the scheme.

Simon Konecki, founder of Life Water, said: “Through the sale of Life Water in ATG venues, theatre staff and theatre goers have really helped to transform two communities in India by providing clean drinking water.

“In the past year or so our clean water projects have become more and more efficient and our scale is growing giving us the opportunity to dedicate wells for our larger customers, and on our last trip we installed two dedicated wells for ATG thanks to its amazing support.”