Walking for Water


The 2019 fundraising walks were to raise money for making the clinic at Ibambo fully operational with a reliable source of clean water. Again the walks were centred on Devon and the Sussex Downs. Well over £8000 was raised, a great success.

Looking ahead to 2020

North Downs walk, Saturday 25 April

The walk will follow the North Downs Way, 15 miles from Guildford to Dorking. It is mostly a ridge walk with excellent views

The start will be at Shalford Station, plenty of parking here and it's also possible to travel down from London by train.

It will end at Dorking Main station for those travelling by train back to London and at nearby Deepdene for those wanting to get the train back to the start point at Shalford (20 min journey).

There will be a 10 mile alternative ending at Gomshall Station. Good coffee and tea stops on the way.

Contact Isabel Heycock fundraising@fum.org.uk

2019 details

Saturday 20th July Devon This was a 15 mile walk from Princeton, across Dartmoor via Burrator Reservoir to Clearbrook. Despite the forecast the weather was wonderful as were the views. A great day out and a very successful fund-raiser.
Organiser was Julie Overnell membership@fum.org.uk

Saturday Sept 7th South Downs. This was a 15 mile circular walk using South Downs Way footpaths near Eastbourne. The weather was perfect and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Organiser was Isabel Heycock fundraising@fum.org.uk

See Photographs of Walks

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.