“You and I may not live to see the day… but the time will arrive when great outbreaks of cholera will be things of the past; and it is the knowledge of the way in which the disease is propagated which will cause them to disappear”
On Friday 22nd March, to celebrate World Water Day, Pump Aid will be hosting the ‘World Walks for Water and Sanitation’ event in London and we want you to join us and help us take action!
Each year World Water Day marks an occasion for us to reflect on how lucky we are in the UK to access clean, safe water at the turn of the tap. Yet millions of people in the developing world are still suffering due to inadequate access to clean water and World Water Day is therefore most importantly a day to make a stand against this injustice. We invite you to walk with us to raise awareness about the water and sanitation crisis and celebrate the importance of clean water.
We will be walking from the famous site of the Broad Street pump in Soho to Pump Aid’s offices in Mayfair.
Why the Broad Street Pump?
Few of us have ever had to worry about getting sick from our drinking water in the UK. But it was not always this way. The last severe outbreak of cholera in the UK was in 1854, when John Snow made the groundbreaking public health discovery at the Broad Street water pump in Soho that contaminated water was linked to cholera. This led to the eradication of waterborne disease in the UK and yet, 159 years after John Snow’s discovery, millions of Africans continue to die of the disease.So come and join our walk to raise awareness of this global injustice. It’s a great chance to find out what we are doing to eliminate waterborne disease through the provision of clean water in sub-Saharan Africa and how you can help.
- 5. 30pm – Meet at the John Snow water Pump, Broadwick Street, Soho
- 5.35pm – Walk with us to our Pump Aid offices at 7 Curzon Street, W1J 5HG
- 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Drinks and nibbles at the Pump Aid Offices and a chance to meet the team
“This event is a chance to raise awareness about the water and sanitation crisis, as well as a great opportunity for us to catch up with old friends and our supporters”
-Gwen Vaughan, CEO of Pump Aid
“Universal access to efficient drinking water supply and sanitation services is the foundation for the fulfillment of basic human needs”
If you would like to join us and be part of something special this World Water Day please contact:
Pump Aid Danielle Ross email@example.com 0207 290 7900
Looking forward to seeing you all there!