James Eaton-Challinor: August 2020
Getting a drink of water is easy isn't it? Just turn on the tap. But in Kenya people of all ages often have to walk 8 miles to find a source of water.
On September 5th a member of Bayston Hill Methodist Church, 69 year old Keith Robinson, will be leading a team of people carrying two buckets of water from Bayston Hill to Shrewsbury and back. Our Superintendent Minister is also walking.
The money raised will help Christian Aid to provide water for communities in Kenya. This is particularly important now with the Covid-19 outbreak. Water for Kenya was the theme for this year's Christian Aid Week but of course we could not do the house to house collection in May so this is in lieu of that.
Many people have to walk this distance for water on a daily basis. Keith plans to carry the equivalent of two buckets full on his back. Just like women do in Kenya. Otherwise his hernias might suffer! The money raised will go towards bore wells and drinking water tanks. £25 will provide water for one person for life.
The fundraising target is £2000. If you would like to donate please go to:
Alternatively you could send a cheque to the Circuit Office.
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