Tanya Black

Workout for Water - UNICEF

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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.

My Updates


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.

Much love

Tanya x 

Thank you to my Sponsors


John Darby

Woop woop.. you can fo it Tanya.. we love you.. wheel be supporting you all the way!


Dean Coulton

Go Tanya - Great cause..


George Kerr

I don't understand why this should take 7 days.. will increase by 100 If you really push yourself !


Black Whanau

You go girl! Arohatinonui xxx


Scout Scott

I approve of both walkies and water. Go Tanya!


Grant Sharman

Go girl, everyone needs clean water, good for you, wishing you all the best, pleased Wellington is going well.


Amanda Fisher

Kill it, gal ❤️


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Carl Blake

Go Tanya!


Terri Cavanagh

Tanya you are such an inspiration! Said by a Wellingtonian who knows what you're up against with the elements and terrain🙂


Marita Vandenberg



Go you


Reuben Mckenna

Such a great thing to be doing. Good luck! X


Mandy Mckenna

Merrily we roll along, roll along....🎵🎶🎵


Nick Taylor

Keep up the great work, so proud of you!


Carol Taylor

Go T! You got this!