Team Northumbrian Water to walk 85 miles across Hadrian’s Wall for WaterAid

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A group of Newcastle-based business people will embark on the Walking For Water challenge.

A team of Newcastle based individuals will embark on an 85 mile sponsored walk along the length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise awareness and funds for WaterAid.

As part of “Team Northumbrian Water”, a group of people will participate in the Walking for Water event, which has been sponsored by Mediaworks, which will see teams walk along Hadrian’s Wall, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The Walking for Water event is being held on behalf of WaterAid, which provides clean water, decent toilet facilities and good hygiene for people across the globe.

Individuals in “Team Northumbrian Water” includes; Jennie from Northumbrian Water, Brett, Andrew and Ian from MediaWorks, Claire from Bamburgh Castle, Helen from the NHS and John from Marsh Commercial.

Across three days, which will begin on Friday, May 17 and end on Sunday, May 19, “Team Northumbrian Water” will trek across the iconic roman wall, which will give them the opportunity to view beautiful landscapes and landmarks. 

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As part of the challenge, the team will camp overnight or stay in local accommodation to push their limits for the important cause which affects millions of people across the world. 

Head of Corporate Affairs at Northumbrian Water and part of “Team Northumbrian Water”, Jennie Collingwood, said: “We're incredibly motivated to take on this challenge in support of WaterAid's vital work. Keeping hydrated is really important, however, access to clean water is something many of us take for granted and unfortunately, too many people still do not have access to clean drinking water. 

“We want to make a difference, that’s why we’re committed to supporting WaterAid’s target to bring this water crisis to an end by 2030. We also believe the historical significance of Hadrian's Wall will serve as a powerful reminder of the enduring need for clean water, a basic human right for all."

"Team Northumbrian Water" will be embarking on the Walking For Water challenge in support of WaterAid."Team Northumbrian Water" will be embarking on the Walking For Water challenge in support of WaterAid.
"Team Northumbrian Water" will be embarking on the Walking For Water challenge in support of WaterAid. | Northumbrian Water

Jennie’s teammate, Brett Jacobson, who is the Chief Executive Officer at Mediaworks, commented: “We hope this event will raise much needed funds for WaterAid. we believe everyone, wherever they live, should have access to clean water.  It is fair to say this hike is definitely going to be a challenge with many ups and downs and it’s all for a great charity! 

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“We hope everyone gets behind the Walking for Water trek and together we can make a difference. Partnerships are an integral part of how we work together.  This time this literally means boots on the ground”.

Funds raised by “Team Northumbrian Water” will directly benefit WaterAid, and the life-changing projects they work towards, which includes bringing clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education to communities in need, across the world.

To support “Team Northumbrian Water”, please visit their JustGiving Page.

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