WE Walk For Water
Walk to give water to developing communities.
Water + Walk = Change
Walk to change lives through WE Villages! To date, WE Villages has provided over one million people with access to clean water and sanitation, and we’re just getting started. There are still 840 million people without access to clean water, and we can change that. For every £15 raised, you’ll provide one person with clean water for life!
To start planning your WE Walk For Water event, take a look at the resources below. However you plan to make an impact, these resources will help you through every step of your world-changing day of action!
WE Walk For Water Toolkits
Download our Event Toolkit and Social Media Toolkit, including everything you need to make your fundraiser a world-changing success!
Spread the word around your school and community with our WE Walk For Water event poster.
Start collecting life-changing donations with our student sponsorship form or using Virgin Money Giving.
Plus, explore our full Library of Resources for curriculum-matched lesson plans and activities to support your students to become experts on the issue of access to water around the world.
Enhance Your Learning
Download our campaign resources and start taking action with WE Walk for Water! Here you will find our Campaign Guide for students to start planning their action, as well as posters, infographics and a creative resource to support your students’ learning.
Going the Distance for Clean Water
One determined group of students from Grange Technology College in Bradford, undertook a massive local challenge, with a life-changing global impact. Through fog and rain, the intrepid team set out on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, an arduous 25 mile climb to the summits of Yorkshire’s three tallest mountains.
Galvanised by the journey of a past student who travelled to India with WE to volunteer on a water project, the students resolved to give the gift of clean water to a developing community. To share the goal of their water walk with their classmates, the group delivered presentations to explain the issue of access to clean water. With the walkers competing to raise the most money, their fundraiser was sure to go the distance!
“The assemblies were to point out that it wasn’t just what we were doing that is going to make an impact,” explained Year 12 student, Mariam. “It’s everything the whole school was doing to support us. Our success was because of them, it was all of us together.”
Throughout the walk, the group racked up miles, battling the elements with every step. Derek Radcliffe, a physical education teacher and leader of the WE group, thought the group might decide to stop early, when confronted with the third and final peak. “Their legs were like lead, they were tired, wet and cold. I know a lot of them thought about ending it, but no one did,” he recalled.
The team were inspired to keep going by the women and children in developing communities who walk to fetch water, every day. “It put it in perspective for us, what people around the world go through,” said Ruqaiya of the experience.
After 12 hours of rain and snow, 25 miles of bogs and fields, and 6,000 feet of hills and crags, the group completed their walk for water! Despite moments of individual self-doubt, caused by strained ankles, exhaustion and numbing cold, the difficulty of the trek brought out the best in every student. As Derek shared, “What it does for their confidence, soft skills and life skills is amazing.”