At 10.00am on Saturday 6th June, people from across Northern Ireland are invited to meet at the front gates of Stormont to begin a four mile walk to help significantly improve access to clean water for families in developing countries. Organised by the Christian development charity, Samaritan’s Purse, it may only be a local walk but the impact will be global, and it is open to all to take part.
The sponsored walk is raising funds to support the Turn on the Tap campaign, which provides individuals, churches, schools and community groups with the opportunity to directly impact the lives of families living without access to clean water in five countries across Africa.
The walk is also part of a much bigger event, the Global Walk for Water, which aims to see thousands of people across the globe, walking one million miles and raising one million pounds in the UK alone to provide access to clean water and improved sanitation for families in the developing world.
Linda Thompson, Regional Manager for Samaritan’s Purse explains:
“We need as many people as possible to take part because the reality is that over one billion people around the world currently live without access to clean drinking water. They often have to walk several miles daily for water that is likely to be dirty, unhygienic and will probably carry life-threatening diseases.”
“By coming together at Stormont, we want to help eradicate this situation by asking local people – of all ages – to walk four miles and make a small donation of just £4 so we can help change this reality for families in Africa.”
People from across Northern Ireland are invited to join in the walk, helping to make clean water dreams come true for people who currently live without this necessity of life.
For further information on joining the walk, please contact Linda Thompson by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07920 825 755.