A group of Glasgow coffee shops have raised £55,000 in aid of a charity helping to tackle the world water crisis. 

Mayze Finnieston, Space Speciality Coffee House, Cottonrake Bakery and Billingtons of Lenzie took part in various activities to raise funds for Project Waterfall.

From taking donations from every cup or bag of coffee sold to hosting coffee tasting events, the coffee shops contributed as part of UK Coffee Week in October. 

Billington's of Lenzie held a contest to guess how many coffee beans are in the jar.

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Owner Mark Billington said: "This was our 5th year of being part of UK Coffee week.  This year we raised funds by guess the number of coffee beans in a jar."

"We are proud to support UK Coffee week, the team and customers love to get involved and it's great to help in a small way for Project Waterfall. 

"We held a guess the amount of coffee beans in a jar, and one lucky customer has won free coffee for month of November." 

UK Coffee Week has raised over £800,000 for the charity since it was founded 10 years ago to help countries facing the water crisis such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Head of UK Coffee Week Emily Taiano said: "We are delighted with the fundraising efforts of everybody involved.

"So far £55,000 has been raised during this year's UK Coffee Week to support Project Waterfall and the donations are still coming in. 

"Every penny raised will be used to bring clean water, sanitation and education to coffee growing communities throughout the world.

"Thank you to each and every business that got involved, enabling Project Waterfall to continue its vital work."