10,000 steps a day. 5 days.
This March, Walk for Water by taking 10,000 steps a day for five days and fundraising for WaterAid. From 18-22 March, take a step towards a healthier lifestyle, put your peers through their paces, and walk for those who walk too much.
This event coincides with World Water Day, which is recognised annually on 22 March.
- Kate Vella just donated $10.40
How Walk for Water works
Image: Sydney Water
10,000 steps is the equivalent of 100 minutes of walking or 8 kilometres. Track your steps using a WaterAid pedometer, which you can request after you sign up.
Image: WaterAid/Tom Greenwood
Ask your friends to sponsor you as you Walk for Water. Funds raised will help WaterAid reach people who have limited access to clean water sources.
The water crisis
1 in 9 people worldwide still don’t have access to clean water close to home. For hundreds of millions of people, especially women and girls, that means long, dangerous and physically painful walks to collect water from sources that could be filthy.
WaterAid is committed to helping communities gain access to clean water sources close to home, enabling women and girls to spend more of their time going to school, seeking employment, looking after children, and engaging in leisure activities.
Image: WaterAid/Andrew McConnell
“Walking (10,000) steps might sound difficult, but it is actually quite easy if you are already lightly active. It’s all about changing habits, and becoming aware of how both beneficial and easy it is to add an extra 10 minutes onto your journey to walk there. Walk to the shops, walk the dog a little bit longer, park your car further away (saving on petrol too) and walk into work.”
– WaterAid ambassador Elyse Knowles
Every day, millions of women walk 10,000 steps or more to collect water, and sometimes the water is not safe at all. The walk itself isn’t always safe. Walk for Water is a simple but powerful way that you and your colleagues, friends and family can help reduce this burden for so many women and girls worldwide. You can walk with us and change women’s lives.
- Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia CEO