My Activity Tracking
My target 42 kms
I'm taking part in Workout for Water...
The challenge for UNICEF staff is to walk a marathon in a week, about the average distance a child walks to collect water in parts of Ethiopia.
I'll be pushing around the streets here, challenging myself to clock up more than 40kms - from Saturday 24th - Friday 30th August. If you've been to Wellington in the depths of winter (actually, if you've been here at any time) you'll know this ain't going to be a walk in the park ...
The funds we raise will help UNICEF to complete the Lega and Yelam Gej multi-village solar-powered water systems in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. It will mean children won't have to walk for hours every day to collect water; leaving time for more important things like playing or going to school.
You can join me in fundraising or help me to reach my goal by donating to my page.
I did it people! Thanks to everyone who supported me on this journey...
It has been quite a challenge - more finding the time than the physical exertion. Makes you realise that fitting in several miles a day to collect water is a massive time suck and how much we take for granted the stuff coming from our taps.
Its been good getting to know what it feels like as a fundraiser - it's not easy asking people for money (don't worry, I'm not going to make a habit of it) At UNICEF we're constantly asking fundraisers and donors to give something up in order to make a difference in the lives of some of the worlds most vulnerable - so it feels good to 'walk the walk' so to speak.
Thank you again to everyone who sponsored me and all your words of encouragement - not just for this challenge but over the years with all the challenges I've faced - it means the world.
I hope to one day visit the Amhara region of Ethiopia and see what a difference this fundraiser as made for Abaynesh and thousands like her - will update you all again then.
Thank you to my Sponsors