3.6 Mile Family Walk for Water – 16 July

Girls collecting water in Kenya

How far do you walk to get a glass of water when you need one?

In the developing world, women and children walk an average of 3.6 miles in one direction to collect water. In South Sudan unclean water is one of the biggest killers of children under 5.

So on Saturday 16 July we will be walking 3.6 miles to raise money for AID’s Water and Sanitation project – Trumpeter Community Health (read more below). 

The Details

Where: We will be walking 3.6 miles along the Derwent Valley, starting in the Land of Oak and Iron carpark. The route is designed to be family friendly so it is accessible for buggies and scooters! (See below for a map).
 
When: Saturday 16 July starting at 10:30am in the Land of Oak and Iron carpark.
 
What: We’d love family members of all sizes to get involved so gather anyone you like to come along. Children can of course use buggies, scooters, bike etc to get around the route. We will stop for a picnic lunch near the end so bring something to eat!
 
Water: Make it challenging by carrying some water! The average size of a jerry can used to store water in South Sudan is 20 litres!
 
Contact: If you’d like to take part of find out more please contact alice.caisley@interanglicanaid.org
 
Fundraising: We have a Justgiving page here which all walkers (and scooterists) can share with family and friends to raise money for the Trumpeters.

More about the cause

A girl collects water in Gudele West, South Sudan, from a broken undergrounds pipe.

In South Sudan 1 in 10 children die before they are 5. This is one of the highest child-mortality rates in the world. Sadly many deaths are caused by preventable diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera and pneumonia, which can be spread by drinking unclean water and poor hygiene.

AID’s Trumpeter Community Health workers help communities around Juba, South Sudan to build boreholes for clean water, and toilets for improved health. They visit thousands of households each year to help families develop better hygiene techniques and learn how to treat unclean water to protect themselves and their children. The Trumpeter’s really get alongside and care for the families they work with. All their work is done with and through the local church.

On 16th July we are walking 3.6 miles to raise money for AID’s water and hygiene project – Trumpeter Community Health so that more families can have clean water.

We will be carrying varying amounts of water to challenge ourselves depending on our age and ability!

We’d love you to join us!