We Walked for Water – more photos added!

A lucky break in the weather greeted us as at Hanningfield Reservoir near Billericay.

The sun shone for around eighty people as we walked in solidarity with the millions of people around the world without access to clean water.

Everyone was invited to take part in the campaign, Thirst for Change, and you too can take action here >>

Young and old took part in the walk, with a trail for younger visitors highlighting water facts and figures – and all appreciated the chocolates and Geobars half-way round! It was a lovely afternoon in wonderful surroundings. We were also joined by Walter the water droplet!

Younger walkers received a certificate at the end of the walk, together with a children’s prayer card, and everyone received a prayer card marking CAFOD’s 50th anniversary.

Malcolm Duncan with Stephen and Suzanne

On our walk we were joined by Malcolm Duncan who was walking in memory of his late wife Marcel whose birthday it would have been on the 13th April. He was joined by his children Stephen and Suzanne. Marcel was a keen supporter of CAFOD and fundraised for many years in Shoeburyness parish and the family held a regular BBQ which raised thousands of pounds over the years.

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us – people from the surrounding areas – Chelmsford, Billericay, Stock and Basildon and from slightly further afield such as Thorpe Bay, Westcliff, Woodford, and Wanstead.

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The walk couldn’t have taken place without the support of Gayle in the Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre and a really big “thank you” to her and the staff and volunteers for their assistance before and on the day.

We would also like the thank the Co-operative Society for their donation of bottled water for the walk.

Finally, thank you to Tom (Walter the water droplet), Luke. Stuart and Josh for volunteering during the afternoon.

2 thoughts on “We Walked for Water – more photos added!

  1. I’d like to meet the Thorpe Bay walkers. perhaps we can share cars for the 15mile drive in future. Lovely day out. lovlly people and a great cause. Bosco, the new Westcliff rep.

    • Hi Bosco, I think the Thorpe Bay walkers were Mr Duncan and his son and daughter. Travelling together in future is a great idea. This year we didn’t ask people to necessarily let us know they were coming so we weren’t able to put people in touch. We’re evaluating the event and this might be something we think about if we organise the event, or similar, again. Denise

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