Water way to help in church leader’s message in a bottle

The Rev. James Webber, of Buckden Close in Cleveleys, has set up his own bottled water company Charity Water Limited, which raises funds for both Action for Better Access and Against Breast Cancer by donating a percentage of the sale.'The Rev. Webber with his 'holy water'.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'9-7-2013
The Rev. James Webber, of Buckden Close in Cleveleys, has set up his own bottled water company Charity Water Limited, which raises funds for both Action for Better Access and Against Breast Cancer by donating a percentage of the sale.'The Rev. Webber with his 'holy water'. PIC BY ROB LOCK'9-7-2013
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A kind-hearted reverend is raising money for cancer sufferers with his very own version of holy water.

Entrepreneur James Webber set up Charity Water Ltd, a bottled water company, to donate 5p from every £1 bottle to Against Breast Cancer and Action For Better Access.

The Cleveleys-based evangelist decided to run the business with local firms and has supplied the likes of Premier, Londis and McColls newsagents.

He said: “We’ve had a fantastic reaction from local businesses and, up to now, we have something like a 46 per cent agreement with various shops and newsagents on the Fylde coast. We could easily go to someone like Morrisons and sell the bottled water, but it seems important we help local businesses.Once the water goes on to the market people have an awareness of what is going on and we want to work in the community, for the community.”

Mr Webber, of Buckden Close, has more than 100 customers selling his bottled water and comes at a time when the Fylde coast is mourning the loss of performer Bernie Nolan, who died from cancer on Thursday.

“The fact we are doing this for cancer is very topical at the moment with the death of Bernie Nolan and people want to get involved with this.”