On Sunday 16th May 2010, outdoors retailer (and Glastonbury sponsor) Millets, is supporting one of the Festival's charities, WaterAid, with its second annual Millets Walk for WaterAid – a 13-mile sponsored walk, starting and finishing at Worthy Farm, the home of the Festival.
From Worthy Farm, the walk starts out through Croscombe, stopping in Wells for lunch (bring your own, or buy it there), and heading back to the farm through North Wooton. Participants of the walk will also be helping to carry around 125 litres of water over the 13 miles to the finish line, to highlight what some people have to go through just to reach water on a daily basis.
Millets hope to raise as much as possible through the walk to support WaterAid’s life-saving projects providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene education to some of the world’s poorest people throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific Region.
WaterAid’s Cara Keane says: “We are delighted Millets have chosen to support WaterAid again this year with the Millets Walk for WaterAid. The event promises to be a great day out, while helping those living without access to clean water.
“We can choose to do a beautiful walk like this one, purely for enjoyment’s sake, but for the 884 million people without access to safe water, there is no choice. Sometimes women and children have to walk daily for miles, just to fetch water which often brings disease to the family. Please join us by putting on your walking boots and help others less fortunate to take the first steps out of poverty.”
You can register to take part in the walk now at www.millets.co.uk/wateraid. Participation is free, but WaterAid very much encourage you to get sponsorship for the event!