Put your trainers on and walk for water! Join our lunchtime city relay across the Thames, marking World Water Day…
When: Between 12pm – 2pm, Tuesday 22nd March
Where: St Paul’s end of the Millennium Bridge
Who: You and your colleagues!
We would like to invite you to our Jerry Can Relay in celebration of World Water Day on the Millennium Bridge. It’ll be taking place within a two hour lunch-time period, requiring as much or as little effort as each you want!
The meeting point will be the St. Paul’s end of the Millennium Bridge, and the event will take place whatever the weather. Our aim is to raise awareness of the daily struggle for water that so many face, while offering the opportunity for some exercise and fun on a Tuesday lunchtime.
You can come between 12pm and 2pm and join another walker to carry a part-filled Just a Drop jerry can the 625m across and back, to help see how far you can cover in two hours. Or teams can be pre-registered to compete against the clock to cover the 6km (9 circuits) that represents the average distance walked for water in our project.
Today, almost half of the world’s workers – 1.5 billion people – work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. Yet the millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or protected by basic labour rights. This year’s World Water Day theme — water and jobs — focuses on how enough quantity and quality of water can change workers’ lives and livelihoods – and even transform societies and economies.
Please email Louise on firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! We will also be collecting voluntary donations on the day.