by Andrew Redpath, Executive Director at Jeevika Trust
There has to be a fair chance that Sunday 16th October will be a beautiful autumn day of russet colours, peaceful deer, blue skies, sparkling Thames – all just perfect for a Walk, starting and finishing in Hampton Wick, with a gentle October sun overhead and good walking company. Up through Bushy Park, then through Hampton Court Palace, and down Long Water to Barge Walk for a really nice tea and talk at the Glass House. Will you join us?
By joining us you can really do your modest bit to help us raise at least £5,000 this year to support Jeevika’s water projects in south India: not just saving village women the burden of hours walking to fetch water, bt restoring traditional village reservoirs, building segregated girls’-n-boys’ toilet blocks in village schools, etc – all our water projects are planned and delivered direct by Jeevika through our 5 Indian NGO partners.
So on top of a nice walk and company, we’re inviting you this year to set yourself a little target: raising at least £100 from your friends and contacts to give them, and you, a nice warm feeling – the feeling of a pleasurable and productive Sunday afternoon! What do you think?! That’s just 10 x £10 for a start! Will you?
And will you also spread the word to encourage others to come on the Walk and get sponsored as well? We need fifty Walkers, and I’m sure that between us and with your help we can manage that.
Please take a look at the below poster for details of when, where and how.
So do please put 16th October in your diary, and sign up! By visiting www.jeevika.org.uk/walking-for-water-2016 you’ll be able to print a simple Sponsorship Form or, if you prefer, to set up your own Just Giving web-page to invite contributions. Any difficulty or query, just email us – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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