The WATSAN Walk for Water is one of our key fundraising opportunities. Every two years a large group of supporters gathers for a weekend and take part in a sponsored 20-mile walk to raise vital funds for the projects in Uganda.
The previous five walks have raised a total of some £80,000, and made important contributions towards our projects. In 2019 we completed a walk in the Quantock Hills in Somerset to support a project at Kihihi Hill, raising over £17,000 for WATSAN. Our partners in Uganda have also organised their own Walks for Water to raise funds for their projects.
We are currently thinking about 2021! It is becoming increasing clear that, due to COVID-19, it is not feasible to organise a residential weekend as usual. Our cunning plan is to have a multitude of dispersed/virtual Walks for Water. These will be real, local one-day walks, all on the same day, with flexible arrangements to suit local restrictions.
We will use technology such as Map My Walk, WhatsApp and Zoom to keep in touch before, during and on the evening after the event, with the aim of promoting the wonderful sense of camaraderie that usually happens face to face. All the proceeds will be for our target project, Bwanga Hill.
For this to work, we need to identify local leaders who will rally the troops! A date will then be confirmed for late June or early July 2021. Find out more and sign up here.