The WATSAN Walk for Water is one of our key fundraising opportunities. Every two years a large group of supporters gather for a weekend and take part in a sponsored 20+-mile walk to raise vital funds for the projects in Uganda.
The 2015 walk in the Shropshire hills raised nearly £15,000 for our life-saving work in Uganda, and our most recent walk, which took place on 24th June 2017 over the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire, is approaching £18,000.
The walks usually have around 30 to 40 participants, who raise funds by asking for sponsorship from friends and family. Others help by supporting with the provision of much appreciated refreshments en route. Walkers and helpers stay in a hostel together for the weekend and take part in a service of thanksgiving the day after the walk.
We are delighted too that the concept is spreading! In China a “Walk for Water” organised by Rebecca Twitchin at a school has raised several thousand pounds for WATSAN, and similar events are taking place in Bishop’s Waltham and by our partners in Uganda across the Kigezi hills.
Please contact us if you would like to take part in a future walk.