The lovely London Marathon page on Facebook today popped up to say there are 9 days to go!!!
The most fantastic way to start this update is to be able to say I have reached my Fundraising target and at the time of posting it stands at – £ 2127.65
I am truly humbled and blessed by the generosity that people have shown in supporting WaterAid in helping me reach this target.
I realised it would probably be helpful to share some of the background to why I am running the Marathon, who I will be running for and why.
Why am I doing this ?
I had the opportunity to go to Rwanda in 2005 and I have very clear memories from that trip of seeing people walking huge distances, carrying heavy water containers – on a daily basis. Everyone appeared to have to go through this – from the youngest to the oldest.
The need is huge!
There are around 630 million people in the world who don’t have access to clean, safe water. Around 2.3 billion people don’t have access to adequate, safe sanitation. Around 315,000 children under-five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s 900 children per day
WaterAid is seeking to transform this situation and has goals of reaching everyone by 2030.