Following a very successful and enjoyable series of dispersed Walks for Water in June 2021, WATSAN’s trustees are looking to repeat similar events in June 2023.
During the pandemic, we found that these dispersed walks gained more support and raised more money than events in the previous format, which involved gathering a single large group of supporters together for a weekend. We have therefore decided to continue with the ‘dispersed’ format, whilst finding other ways to meet as a larger group, such as at our tea party in May.
The dispersed events are being coordinated by longstanding supporter Andrew Starr, who will offer support to those who are in a position to organise local events. Walk leaders are responsible for planning a route, gathering local walkers, overseeing their safe participation, and sharing achievements with the wider group. Previous dispersed events have made good use of WhatsApp as well as an online Zoom event in the evening to bring together walkers from all of the different locations and create a feeling of shared endeavour.
Andrew is initially approaching those who have kindly led a WATSAN Walk for Water in the past, and others who have expressed interest, to see if they would be willing to lead a local walk again next year. We are now also seeking new walk leaders in new places for 2023.
The aim is to raise funds for our present target project, an ambitious gravity flow scheme in Kazuru.
If you feel you may be able to help, please do email Andrew at email@example.com, so that he can begin to put together a preliminary list of potential walks.