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Fields of Life Carry Jerry Challenge

Posted 7th April 2017

At Fields of Life we are deeply concerned about the lack of available clean water supply in East Africa, especially among vulnerable and marginalised groups, such as women and children. Many communities survive by drinking contaminated water, which often lead to diseases such as bilharzia, cholera and typhoid.

Since 2009, thanks to our generous donors, we have been providing impoverished communities with clean water. Our dedicated and committed Fields of Life teams and water partners work tirelessly bringing safe, clean water to vulnerable and marginalised communities each week.

I would like to invite you to take part in our fundraising event Carry Jerry Challenge, which will be running on Saturday 6th May. The challenge involves walking a 5 mile loop around the north coast of Northern Ireland carrying a jerry can filled with water.

This is a challenge for us in Northern Ireland but an everyday reality for many people in sub-Saharan Africa who must walk similar distances to fetch water. However this water is often drawn from unhygienic sources and consuming it often leads to disease and sometimes death.

It is our hope through Carry Jerry 2017 that we will be able to fund the drilling of a borehole for a community in rural Uganda to provide safe and clean water for vulnerable and marginalised communities.

For any queries, registration and sponsor forms contact Helen at FOL (helen.darcy@fieldsoflife.org). We would love to see you join us to help provide clean and safe drinking water for vulnerable communities is Uganda.

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