WALK FOR WATER: THE TEESDALE WAY
Sun 8th September 2019 at 08.00 - Sun 15th September 2019 - 18.00
STOKESLEY ROTARY's SEPTEMBER WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ZAMBIA’s VILLAGE WATER CAMPAIGN
ROTARY CLUB OF STOKESLEY ORGANISING 100-MILE CHARITY ‘WALK FOR WATER: THE TEESDALE WAY’ SEPTEMBER WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ZAMBIA’s VILLAGE WATER CAMPAIGN The Rotary Club of Stokesley is organising a sponsored walk following the magnificent 100 miles of the Teesdale Way from Dufton in the Cumbrian Pennines to South Gare at the mouth of the Tees taking in the historic and scenic sights of Cumbria, Durham and Tees Valley. The walk, from September 8-15, will raise funds for the Rotary-supported charity Village Water, , which provides safe water, sanitation and hygiene for, and fosters independence among, African communities and accounts for every penny! The walk is open to all wanting to enjoy marvellous scenery and boost their exercise regime while helping to transform the lives of villagers in Zambia’s Western Province where almost half the population still lacks safe water, where eye infections are prevalent as is diarrhoea, in fact it kills 10 children under five years of age every day in Zambia! Funds raised will help supply wells so that villagers can grow their own vegetables and bananas for themselves and also to sell to raise income. Walkers can join for half a day, a full day or stay for every step of the 100-mile way. The walk will be led by experienced rambler Ruth Mayes, who will be ably supported by keen hikers from The Rotary Club of Stokesley. The walk is open to all ages though youngsters under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. There is a registration fee of £10 per day to a maximum of £30 with young walkers up to 16 years paying £5 a day up to a maximum of £15. Those interested can find out more by logging on to: www.rotarywalkforwater.co.uk.