Walking for Water 2019

The 2019 fundraising walks are to raise money for making the clinic at Ibambo fully operational with a reliable source of clean water. Again the walks will be centred on Devon and the Sussex Downs.

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 is a 15 mile circular walk using South Downs Way footpaths near Eastbourne. Plenty of cafes and pub stops on these routes, giving points to shorten the walk eg to 10 miles
Organiser is 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.
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.

2017 fundraising were

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. Organiser was Julie Overnell membership@fum.org.uk

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

A huge 'thank you' to all the walkers and their supporters.

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