Members of Rotary Cheadle Royal joined forces with the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers in a simultaneous 10 kilometre ‘Walk for Water’.
Each year Rotary Cheadle Royal members support local, national and international charities and this year they chose Ghana Outlook’s safe water project.
Ghana Outlook is a UK charity founded 21 years ago by Venture Scout leaders from South Yorkshire who led an International Scouting project in 1998 to build two schools in the Volta Region of Ghana.
A daily routine for most Ghanaian women, and sometimes children, is collecting water from contaminated streams, ponds and dugouts miles away from their village.”
Since then, more than 10 schools have been built in rural communities throughout the country in various locations where major charities do not reach.
Their focus today is much wider and includes safe water and sanitation supplies, helping to improve health and wellbeing, community farming initiatives and sustainable food supply and income.
On the day of the walk, the weather in Cheshire decided not to make it the most easy-going experience for the two clubs.
However, they marched on through the rain with the news of a matched grant and generous donations there to put a smile on their faces.
A daily routine for most Ghanaian women, and sometimes children, is collecting water from contaminated streams, ponds and dugouts miles away from their village. As a result women are away from their homesteads and their families and children often miss out on their schooling.
Ghana Outlook’s safe water project provides for the supply and installation of a borehole in the heart of the community ensuring an abundance of safe clean water for the village.
The cost of each borehole is in the region of £4,500 and it’s fundraisers like this that make the work Ghana Outlook do possible.
Click here to find out more about Ghana Outlook’s work providing safe water.