We Are Water Foundation Kicks Off “Walkathons For Water”

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28 Jun 2024

We Are Water Foundation Kicks Off “Walkathons For Water”

We Are Water Foundation and 26 resorts managed by Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE: HGV) in Europe and the U.K.,  join forces once again  to kick off the second edition of their solidarity initiative “Walkathons For Water” with 21 walks in 21 European cities in Spain, U.K., France, Italy, Portugal and Austria. These charity walks will be held between July and December 2024, and will raise funds to bring water and sanitation to the most remote parts of India and Tanzania.

This year, seven Walkathons will be held in Spain; nine in the U.K.; two in France; one in Italy; one in Portugal and one in Austria. 

6 Kilometres for Water

Water scarcity and poor sanitation are major causes of child malnutrition and other life-threatening diseases affecting children. More than 1,000 children die every day from diseases caused by lack of safe water and, globally, more than 2 billion people lack access to safe water.

The “Walkathons For Water” initiative aims to reduce the distance for children in their search for water and thus give them the opportunity to have a more dignified life. It is a special event due to its charitable nature, but also because of its significant distance: 6 kilometres is the average distance that millions of children in Africa, Asia and Latin America must walk every day to fetch drinking water.

This year in particular, the initiative is supporting two aid projects to bring drinking water and sanitation to more than 5,600 beneficiaries in India and Tanzania. In India, funds are being raised for the construction of domestic toilets in 50 households in the indigenous Irular community (Ranipet, Tamil Nadu), while in Tanzania the project is to provide sustainable access to safe water for the village of Kwedizinga (Tanga region).

The “Walkathons For Water” initiative is an invitation to take a solidarity walk to raise awareness of this problem, as well as to generate resources to really achieve the shortening of these distances, in every meaning of the expression. The goal is to raise as much funds as possible to convert into aid projects that will help fight for water accessibility throughout the world, and battle against the mortality and morbidity caused by its scarcity.

For every kilometre that participants walk, another person will walk one less searching for water.

“Walkathons For Water” Calendar

The “Walkathons For Water” will take place during the following schedule:

9 July 2024, 11:00h. Ballater, Scotland (UK).

18 July 2024, 11:00h. Aberfeldy, Scotland (UK).

26 July 2024, 11:00h. Dunkeld, Scotland (UK).

01 August 2024, 11:00h. Carnforth, England (UK).

06 August 2024, 10:00h. Schaldming, Austria.

11 August 2024, 14:30h. Thurnham, England (UK).

15 August 2024, 11:00h. Staffordshire, England (UK).

20 August 2024, 11:00h. Devon, England (UK).

27 August 2024, 13:00h. Norfolk, England (UK).

18 September 2024, 10:00. Lancaster, England (UK).

18 September 2024, 10:00h. Mijas, Malaga (Spain).

5 October 2024, 16:00h. Mougins (France).

5 October 2024, 16:00h. Paris (France).

10 October 2024, 14:00h. Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain).

15 October 2024, 16:00h. Faro, Algarve (Portugal).

17 October 2024, 15:00h. Soriano Nel Cimino, Rome (Italy).

29 October 2024, 16:00h. Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain).

30 October 2024, 10:00h. Benalmádena, Málaga (Spain).

06 November 2024, 16:00h. Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain).

21 November 2024, 16:00. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain).

11 December 2024, 16:00h. Abona, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain).

To register, simply access the “Walkathons For Water” 2024 website

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