Footsteps support water project

By Matthew McKew

Saturday, June 21, 2014

 

Footsteps support water project

The Roll Out the Barrel charity barrels, which avoid the need to carry supplies.

VOLUNTEERS are being asked to follow in the footsteps of the thousands of women and children who are forced to walk for miles every day to find clean water.

The walk-for-water fundraiser is the first event since Isle of Wight-based charity, The Roll Out The Barrel Trust (ROTB Trust), became officially recognised by the charity commission.

Adrian Brewer, CEO of The ROTB Trust, said: "Every single day, thousands of people across the world are forced to make journey after journey, in pursuit of water, carrying up to 20 litres on their head or back."

The charity is looking for people of all ages to walk up to ten miles a day for a week, to raise money for those in developing countries.

The ROTB Trust is encouraging people to arrange their own walks, with donations going to www.justgiving.com/rolloutthebarrel.

Money raised will go towards buying rotary water barrels. These enable people to roll their water containers back home, rather than have to carry them.

• There is still time to enter our Barry the Barrel story competition. Find out how you can take part here.

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