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Londoners Walk to Raise Funds for Clean Water around the World
Published 06/01/2016 by Global Communities
Secondary students around the Home Counties join forces with PCI (Project Concern International) to promote global water awareness
LONDON–PCI held its third annual London Walk for Water on Sunday, May 15, 2016, with more than 100 Londoners walking to raise awareness and funds for clean water and poverty eradication programs around the world. The 5-kilometer walk was held at Hyde Park. Over $25,000 was raised through the event.
“Millions face the problem of finding potable water on a daily basis, and we, as a community, can gain tips and ideas on how to conserve water locally and help ease the burden of this global issue,” said George Guimaraes, President and CEO of PCI. “This event promotes awareness and compassion toward the water conservation issues that so many around the world, and our hope is to create awareness starting at a local level.”
PCI is committed to assisting women and girls around the world who typically spend at least six hours each day obtaining water and carrying 44-pound containers over long distances. The lack of access to clean drinking water leads to disease, absence from school and work, sickness and death. PCI gives students, their families, and the community the opportunity to step into someone else’s shoes and experience this daily journey tasked to millions around the world.
PCI is proud to have partnered with Strategy&, part of the PwC network; Idexx; Cubic; B&Q; Prudential; Raymond James and Knight Frank on the walk and in promoting access to clean, safe water.
PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. The most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future. For more information, visit: https://www.pciglobal.org.