After the over-indulgence of the festive season, January is the perfect time to give your body a fresh start!
Plus, getting sponsored for this challenge means the benefits will extend far beyond just you – you'll help us reach the 1 in 10 people around the world who don't have access to clean water. Are you in?
Sign up as a school
No squash, no fruit juice, no sugary fizzy drinks – can your pupils take on the challenge?
Register your school now, and we'll send you free tools and activities to help your students stay motivated as they learn about the importance of clean water and the impacts of climate change.
Take it on as a team
Get your friends, family or colleagues involved and take on Just Water as a team.
You could make the challenge more manageable by splitting up the month between you, or you could all do the full four weeks and raise even more sponsorship! It's up to you – just make sure everyone in your team signs up.
Not quite convinced yet? Here are three good reasons to join us:
What your fundraising will achieve
The village of Bhetkali in southern Bangladesh is surrounded by water – but most of it isn’t drinkable.
Heavy rains cause flash floods several times a year, submerging people's homes, washing away crops, and contaminating ponds with saltwater and pesticides. And, as climate change brings increasingly common extreme weather like cyclones, the situation is only getting worse.
Shyamoli, and many other women like her, walk for up to four hours to fetch drinking water from other villages, balancing heavy containers on their hips. It's a time-consuming, painful and dangerous journey.
If I have to go alone, I’m afraid. The roads aren't very safe and I’m afraid I’m going to trip and fall, especially when it’s dark.
But there's a simple solution that could change this – and give women like Shyamoli the power to transform their lives.
A rainwater harvesting system can harness the power of the torrential downpours, turning them into a reliable supply of clean water.
We've already worked with nearby communities to set up similar technology, so we know it can work here in Bhetkali too. It’s simple, sustainable and easy for local residents to maintain.
By taking on Just Water, the funds you raise will help bring clean water to Bhetkali – and other communities facing the impacts of ever more extreme and unpredictable weather.
Surviving Just Water
Past Just Water champions
Please note: for most people drinking more water can only be a good thing, but if you're worried about how it might affect you then please consult your doctor.