Thursday, 22 January 2015

Walk for Water

Care International are inviting us to walk 10,000 steps every day for a week between 18th and 24th March. In many countries countries women and young girls have to walk further than this simply to fetch water for drinking and cooking. The idea is to try to walk the equivalent of about 5 miles every day for a week in solidarity with them. At the same time you can raise funds to help provide clean water for more communities. If you tramp hospital wards each day, you may find that in fact you could double this target. If you register on the site below, you can order a tee-shirt and pedometer or simply register your intent to take part.

I thought I would give it a go, maybe finding a place I need to go each day and walking rather than driving. Other suggestions include volunteering to walk someone's dog, walking to work (my brother-in-law walked nearly 22 miles to work a couple of years ago starting out in the middle of the night!), taking the stairs, buses and trains (this can clock up a surprising number of miles) or organising a friends and family walk in your neighbourhood taking in a local fun spot/beauty spot. Share your ideas!  

Or you can join the official International Women's Day walk on 8th March. For the details, log on here

Care International

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