Walk for Water
Why Walk for Water?
771 million people around the world – that's 1 in 10 of us – still don't have access to clean water close to home.
Without clean water, whole communities are held back: children miss out on education, people struggle to earn a decent living, and families are often ill.
For women and girls, the burden is even greater. Millions have to make difficult journeys of up to 12km every single day, just to fetch the water they and their families need to survive.
When you Walk for Water, you’re helping to give women and girls – like Karimatu, Khushnahar and Hawa – the power to change their own lives, forever.
How Walk for Water works
Pledge how far you’ll walk each day – 4, 8 or 12km – then track your progress as you complete the challenge, raising funds to so we can make clean water normal for everyone, everywhere.
When you sign up to Walk for Water, you'll set up your own bespoke fundraising page, where you can keep track of how far you’ve walked and how much you’ve raised. Share your page with friends and family so they can follow your progress and support you by making a donation.
Then, from 1 to 31 March, walk every day. Whether you prefer a few lunchtime laps of the park, an evening stroll, or a long weekend hike – it’s up to you how you choose to reach your target distance. Log your activity automatically using the fitness app Strava, or manually add your walks to your fundraising page – you’ll be able to see your individual progress, and every km you complete will count towards our overall total.
What our past walkers say
I took the solitude and quietness as an opportunity to think of those who actually walk to collect water and often in much less pleasant conditions and this was an incentive to be consistent day by day."