Last year I spent some time in India and saw first hand how few families had access to fresh, clean water. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio and is estimated to cause 502,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year.
On the 8th July Josh and I will be paddle boarding unsupported from Hull to Liverpool in aid of Water for kids who have transformed the lives of over 390,000 people. They have improved health and education, reduced poverty and, above all, saved lives. Children have been able to attend school, because of fewer cases of diarrhoea, cholera and worms. A safe water supply means the community can grow food to eat and sell and can build better homes and new classrooms more efficiently..
We anticipate the trip taking us approximately 8 - 10 days and we will be paddling for approximately 8 - 10 hours per day.
Our aim is to:
- Raise money for Water for Kids
- Raise awareness of sewage and plastic in our waterways
- Encourage children and adults to become more active
- Josh would love to inspire his 3 girls so they grow up believing that anything is possible
- Raise the profile of water sports
This is a tough challenge but we know with you in our corner we can complete it. Please donate as little or as much as you can to support this charity and also motivate us on our long journey!
A huge thank you from both of us!
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We will leave you with this poem written by Nyondo Cheyo, a teacher at Kamaila School:
I can't manage life without water
All my clothes, my room, my body and my schoolbag need water.
What can we do without water?
This body of mine is made up mostly of water.
Oh what would we do without water?
Let's all care for our water
Making sure we close the tap when it is running and not in use.
Oh sweet life saving water
Water is life,
Remember water is life
Water is life
Water is life.