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Mums Army take on gruelling challenges with CCF fundraiser at Epsom College

Mums Army_Epsom College CCF Event_Sep 2015_7An army of mums were put through their paces in September, taking on seven gruelling challenges to raise money for Just a Drop.

The Epsom College Mums raised an impressive £1,730 and saw teams of four working together to complete cadet-style tasks such as a jerry can relay, marching drills and an army-style assault course – all while carrying a bucket of water.

Each team represented a country that benefits from Just a Drop’s work in providing access to clean and accessible water, including Kenya, Uganda, Cambodia, India and Peru.

Mums Army_Epsom College CCF Event_Sep 2015_28The event was organised by mums Penny Melville and Line Lundsberg.

Penny said: “On becoming involved with Just a Drop, I was shocked to discover that a child dies every 20 seconds from a water-related disease.

“Through the Cadet Course Challenge I wanted to make the school community aware of the daily difficulties faced by communities around the world and inspire them to raise money to combat water poverty.

“As a mum, this issue hits home hard and we want to do everything we can at Epsom to contribute to bringing clean water to children.”

Just a Drop founder and chair, Fiona Jeffery OBE, is also a mother at Epsom College and was heavily involved in the fundraising event.

Mums Army_Epsom College CCF Event_Sep 2015_16Her daughter Lauren, who attends Epsom College, and many of the other students helped to make sure the mums stayed on track.

The event is part of the wider Just a Drop’s Mums Army campaign, whereby ‘Troop Leaders’ organise grassroots fundraising events across the country to help the water aid charity meet its ambitious target to raise £250,000 before Mother’s Day 2016 next March.

Click here to see more photos from the event!

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