ON International Women’s Day, WaterAid is calling on Australians to lace up their shoes this month and walk 10,000 steps a day for five days to help raise $150,000 through its annual fundraiser Walk 4 Water.
WaterAid Acting Chief Executive, Rosie Wheen, said the five day challenge is aimed at highlighting the distances people in the developing world walk daily to collect water which affects their livelihood and quality of life.
“Walking long distances to collect water often deprives women of time to earn a living and children of an education,” Ms Wheen said.
768 million people around the world are living without access to safe water. The money raised through Walk 4 Water allows WaterAid to transform lives in the world’s poorest communities, including Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
WHAT: WaterAid’s Walk 4 Water – walk 10,000 steps a day for five days
WHEN: 7 – 21 March 2014
WHERE: Anywhere – your workplace, school, or simply built into your daily routine
WHY: To raise money for WaterAid and walk in the footsteps of those without safe water
For more information or to register for Walk 4 Water please go to: www.walk4water.com.au
Registration is $15 per person and participants will receive a pedometer to count their steps if they register before Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
WaterAid’s Walk 4 Water coincides with World Water Day on Saturday 22 March 2014.
Watch the Walk 4 Water clip on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_YfarGpE8U
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