What is Together for Water?
A fun, inspiring and empowering event where people come together in a collective effort to get moving and virtually travel the 6,000 miles from the UK to Kenya. Walk, wheel, run, cycle, row, swim – it’s up to you.
Why are we doing this?
To get Britain fitter while raising money for water projects in rural Africa.
Four in ten British adults are so immobile they risk their long-term health. Around 25% are almost completely inactive, meaning they exert themselves for less than 30 minutes a week. We want to change that, by encouraging people take the first step to healthier habits by talking part in a fun event - with a mission.
Help us reduce the number of people who don’t have access to a basic drinking water system.
The sad fact is that, even today, 785 million people worldwide lack regular access to water. Instead, women and children must spend up to 12 hours a day walking many miles – just to fetch water for themselves and their families. Bringing back only what they can carry.
By getting moving together here in the UK, we can help bring accessible, sustainable water infrastructures closer to the communities who need them. Giving them not just water, but time. Time to farm the land and feed their families, to go to school, to improve their lives.
‘The more miles we cover together, the less they have to’.
Who can take part?
Everyone! You can join on your own, as a pair, in a team of 6 or as part of a corporate group.
How much is it to enter?
Entrance is £25 per participant - 100% of all entry fees will go towards water projects in Africa. Please do some fundraising for us, can you hit £250?
When is it happening?
5th September to 4th October 2021
Ready to enter?
We’d love you to join us, either by yourself or - better yet –with friends, family or colleagues in a team. Once the event starts, you’ll be able to track your miles, view leader boards and see total distances covered. Our aim is to work together to accumulate the 6,000 miles from the UK to Kenya to help change lives for rural communities in Africa.