Wilmslow Wells for Africa

The Wilmslow Wells Challenge

The Wilmslow Wells Challenge involves getting from Wilmslow in Cheshire to Wells in Somerset (about 210 miles) by cycling, walking, running or even using a bus pass in order to raise funds for Wilmslow Wells For Africa.
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the charity "Wilmslow Wells For Africa", the Wilmslow Wells Challenge involves getting from Wilmslow in Cheshire to Wells in Somerset (about 210 mile) by cycling, walking, running or even a bus pass in order to raise funds for the cause.

The inaugural challenge team of 6 - Viren, Martin, David, Julia, Mervyn and Andy - will leave St Barts in Wilmslow at 9.30am on Sunday 28th April and arrive at Wells Cathedral late afternoon, Wednesday 1st May.

On 29th April, Ian Porter will undertake the challenge entirely using his bus pass for what will be a 250 mile journey! Leaving on 14th June, Andrew Hughes is also taking on the challenge by bicycle by a different route. Hopefully, more will follow - why don't you have a go!

Totally volunteer run, Wilmslow Wells has raised over £1.65 million over the last 40 years which has been invested in water or sanitation projects for remote African communities. As well as the enormous health benefits which flow from this, there are also great lifestyle improvements and education opportunities created because women and children no longer have to spend hours each day walking through (often dangerous) terrain in order to find water from a source which is frequently polluted.

About the charity

Wilmslow Wells for Africa

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Wilmslow Wells for Africa is a direct action charity run by volunteers and working through known and trusted contacts in Britain and Africa. Our aim is to improve life in drought-stricken areas of Africa by providing wells, pumps, dams and water collection equipment. We keep administration costs to a minimum: more than 98% of everything we raise is pumped straight into water projects.

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Total raised
£15,352.30
+ £3,517.50 Gift Aid
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£15,352.30
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£15,352.30
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£0.00

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