One of Roll Out The Barrel's water barrels in use.
A CHARITY, run from the Isle of Wight that helps remote communities that do not have nearby water sources, is to be featured on Channel 5 tonight (Friday).
Roll Out The Barrel, managed by Rotarians Adrian Brewer and Bill Leslie, was filmed as part of the latest episode of Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers, due to be screened at 8pm.
The charity supplies water barrels, designed to be easily rolled, to communities where people must walk miles every day, carrying water back from streams or rivers.
"As many as 3.5 billion people collect water in canisters and jerry cans and the children, boys and girls, are expected to undertake the task from the age of four," said Mr Brewer, of Vectis Sunrise Rotary.
He added: "The single objective of the charity is to prevent children as young as four carrying their own weight in water every single day just to survive.
"It is such a simple and cheap solution to a problem which causes long-term health problems, lack of education and social derision."
Tonight’s programme will show 1,000 of the charity’s water barrels on their way to help communities around the globe.
The barrels are funded by donations to the charity, which can be made via its website www.rolloutthebarrel.org
The charity can be contacted via email@example.com