Friday, February 19, 2010

Pump Aid Water for Life

I was sent this and I am happy to add to my blog to help promote this race  and event in London.


1(66)Pump Aid, the leading water charity, is calling on 8,000 people to dust off those running shoes and take part in The Dow Live Earth Run for Water events, which will take place in London on 18th April 2010.  Pump Aid is the sole beneficiary of the UK 6km Run for Water events, which are also taking place in a further 48 cities around the world.

Currently 1 billion people world wide don’t have access to clean water and Pump Aid’s work is invaluable.  Pump Aid provides clean water to Malawi, Zimbabwe and Liberia through their unique ‘Elephant Pump’ design - a simple yet immensely beneficial device.   Clean water is essential, not only to health, but also to deliver education for children, to create the ability to grow crops and to build communities.

“We had to use nearby bushes if we needed to go to toilet, girls and boys would use the same area. Since the Elephant Toilets have been built, all of us can use them....We have a special washer where we can wash our hands with clean water, Pump Aid also installed an Elephant Pump near our school where we can get clean water , this means we don't have to walk far to get it. ..We don't miss school anymore because of illness, I like going to school so I am glad”
Dariso, 9 years old and Mark, 5 years old

1(45)Pump Aid’s aim is to get 8,000 people to sign up to for the 6km run – the average, and unthinkable, distance vulnerable women and children in villages walk to collect clean water, often taking them 5 hours a day.  If 8,000 people take part and each raise £500, Pump Aid could deliver water to over 1 million people.  With over 5,000 children dying every day as a result of unsafe drinking water, this will make a huge difference.  To sign up to the run and for more information to discover how you can make a difference, please visit

Internationally renowned singer and ambassador for Pump Aid, Corinne Bailey Rae speaks of her support:
“As goodwill ambassador for the charity Pump Aid I’ve seen at firsthand how a relatively small amount of money can transform the lives of rural communities in Africa.  That’s why I support Live Earth and its 2010 Run for Water.   I hope people will be inspired to support Live Earth and Pump Aid on 18 April.”

The Dow Live Earth’s Run for Water will take place in London’s Victoria Park on April 18th 2010 at 10am.  Entrants will be rewarded by a fantastic free live concert after the run in London and there will also be Water Villages at both venues with activities to help raise awareness of the world’s water crisisSo get signed up and get those running shoes on and be part of this phenomenon that will take part on the 18th April 2010!

For case studies of people who have been helped by Pump Aid, further information, visuals or are interested in visiting Africa with Pump Aid please contact
Ginny Corfield, Juliet Brooke or Lynn Louca on 0208 971 3300 or

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