A team of 15 students from the University of Southampton have completed a two day, 60 mile walk around the Isle of Wight to raise over £2500 for Cameroon Catalyst. Starting at 8am on Saturday 16th April, spent over 20 hours of walking along the Coastal Path before returning at 9pm on the Sunday!
The walk aimed to reflect the difficulties involved in collecting water faced by millions of people each day. In many parts of Africa, girls can spend as many as six hours a day collecting water, often having to walk many miles to the source. The funds raised will go funding water projects in East Cameroon, which will be constructed from June onwards. It is targeted to build 10 wells which will provide safe drinking water for a total of 3000 people.
One of the team members Megan Martin, a first year Civil Engineering Student, said:
“The walk was very tiring, but it has been amazing to raise so much knowing the impact it will have for communities in Cameroon.”
You can still donate through Justgiving to support the fantastic effort by the team.
The team at the end of day one, having walked 30 miles from Cowes to Ventnor