G28 Walk for Water

Rebecca Jones
Team

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Team captain: Rebecca Jones

About

G28's final expedition Hold Back the River concludes with a walk for water as part of the morning on Sports Day this year (11th July).

Students will work together in their crews to walk at least 6 km carrying 10 litres of water. There will also be a competitive aspect to the walk to see which crew can walk the furthest.

Our partners for this challenge are the Comfrey Project in Gateshead, who have supported us with our migration expedition in Year 8 for the last couple of years - the funds raised through the website timetohelp.org.uk will be passed to the organisation Walk for water.

For each £2700 raised for the charity, a toilet block can be installed in a rural area of Africa. We realise G28 parents have supported crew charities a lot throughout year 9, please only give what you can. Anything we raise will be helpful in contributing towards installing important sanitation in a place of need.

On average, women and girls in developing countries walk 6 kilometres (approximately 3.5 miles) a day, carrying 20 litres (about 42 pounds/20 kgs) of water. It is common for this journey to take more than 15 hours a week in some areas. We want to build empathy in our students for people who don't have access to clean water, and help them to understand the hardship that some people face just to be able to drink, clean and cook every day.

 

 

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Funded

  • Target
    £2,700
  • Raised so far
    £415
  • Number of donors
    27

About

G28's final expedition Hold Back the River concludes with a walk for water as part of the morning on Sports Day this year (11th July).

Students will work together in their crews to walk at least 6 km carrying 10 litres of water. There will also be a competitive aspect to the walk to see which crew can walk the furthest.

Our partners for this challenge are the Comfrey Project in Gateshead, who have supported us with our migration expedition in Year 8 for the last couple of years - the funds raised through the website timetohelp.org.uk will be passed to the organisation Walk for water.

For each £2700 raised for the charity, a toilet block can be installed in a rural area of Africa. We realise G28 parents have supported crew charities a lot throughout year 9, please only give what you can. Anything we raise will be helpful in contributing towards installing important sanitation in a place of need.

On average, women and girls in developing countries walk 6 kilometres (approximately 3.5 miles) a day, carrying 20 litres (about 42 pounds/20 kgs) of water. It is common for this journey to take more than 15 hours a week in some areas. We want to build empathy in our students for people who don't have access to clean water, and help them to understand the hardship that some people face just to be able to drink, clean and cook every day.

 

 

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