Walking for Water 2017


Two 2017 fundraising walks will be held following the success of the 2015 and 2016 walks which raised £9,000 for our 'Focus on Water' initiative. Again the walks will be centred on Devon and the Sussex Downs.

2017 fundraising walks

Saturday June 10th Devon-Cornwall border. A 15mile walk along the Tamar Discovery Trail took participants from Kit Hill to Calstock on the border between Devon and Cornwall. Contact Julie Overnell membership@fum.org.uk

Saturday Sept 2nd South Downs. This will be a 15mile circular walk using South Downs Way footpaths near Eastbourne. Plenty of cafes and pub stops on this route.
Contact Isabel Heycock fundraising@fum.org.uk


Many people in rural Tanzania are very familiar with 'Walking for Water', a daily chore that can take an hour or more each way, sometimes twice a day.
And
often it's then poor quality water, needing to be boiled to avoid the risk of getting diarrhoea or worse.

Open well at ipilili

FUM's aim is to provide a reliable supply of good quality water at each and every one of the clinics and hospitals and also FDCs that we support.

Three of our sites already have deep boreholes and these have proved very reliable. The long term target is to have a borehole at every site but the cost for each is around £12,000.

2016 walks

This year the Devon walk was on Saturday 25 June along the final 16 miles of the coast-to-coast Two Moors Way. The Sussex Downs walk was on Saturday 3 September, a circular 16 mile route from Birling Gap.

Nearly £6,000 was raised, a splendid effort and comfortably exceeded our 2015 total. Many thanks to all walkers and those who sponsored them.
See Photos of 2016 walk.

See details of our Jubilee Appeal to provide boreholes for our clinics.

2015 walks

In July 2015 our Membership and Fundraising officers, Julie Overnell and Isabel Heycock, with family and friends, completed a fundraising walk covering 15 miles of the Templar Way, an historic trail between Dartmoor and the south coast.

Then in September 2015 our chairman Richard Pratt, together with fundraising co-ordinator Isabel Heycock and others covered another 15 miles across the beautiful South Downs. A total of £3,000 was raised for our Jubilee Appeaal.

Photographs of 2015 walks