How to improve your health and help others: WaterAid

UNDERTAKE the WaterAid Water Challenge this March to improve your health and help provide lifesaving safe water to some of the world’s poorest communities. Safe water is essential for life and good health, yet 650 million people worldwide don’t have access to it.

The Water Challenge is WaterAid’s annual fundraising event in March, coinciding with World Water Day on 22 March. The Water Challenge is free to enter and there are several ways you can get involved:

· Walk for Water by walking or running 10,000 steps a day from 20-24 March 2017.

· Drink Just Water by challenging yourself to make just water your only beverage for 14 or 30 days in March 2017.

“The Water Challenge is a wonderful way to get healthy while supporting WaterAid to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people in the world by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene,” said WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Rosie Wheen.

The Water Challenge aims to raise awareness of the global inequality for access to safe water sources in developing nations. One in ten people do not have access to safe, clean water, and many women and children waste hours each day walking to collect water. Safe water and sanitation underpin health, education and livelihoods, yet millions of people across the world live without these basic human rights.

“By choosing to drink only water or walking 10,000 steps a day you will improve your health, cut down on unnecessary sugar in common drinks and provide lifesaving safe water to people in need,” said model and WaterAid supporter Elyse Knowles.

Fundraising from WaterAid’s Water Challenge will go towards working with local partners to set up practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene solutions that meet the real needs of our near neighbours in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia.

To get involved and find out more please visit: www.waterchallenge.org.au

What: WaterAid’s Water Challenge
When: March 2017
Who: Anyone can help transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by taking the Water Challenge to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Why: Over 650 million, or one in ten, do not have access to safe water and almost 900 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
How: Registration is free at www.waterchallenge.org.au
Images: High resolution images are available on request.

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