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2018 Fun Runs

IMG_0806Raising funds for TASTE via a sponsored Fun Run has become something of an annual event. Despite the humbugs who claim that fun run is an oxymoron, every year hundreds of people turn out in Sheffield and Wrexham to run, walk, stroll, pedal or push (buggies that is) around a 5k course. 5k, or roughly 3 miles to the uninitiated, is typical of the distance walked by women and children in rural Nigeria in their search for clean drinking water. Not for them the luxury of simply turning on a tap.

The dates for this year’s Fun Runs have been confirmed as follows:

North Wales 5k Fun Run at Alyn Waters – Saturday 28 April 2018

Sheffield 5k Fun Run Weston Park and Crookes Valley Park – Saturday 12 May 2018.

Click on the above links for further details and to register online.

The courses are along footpaths and are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. If preferred, participants can run on the grass alongside most of the paths.

Who Participates? The short answer is everyone! We have serious runners who are training for other events; we have family groups who race between themselves; we have parents with buggies; we have dog-walkers. Some run, others stroll.

If we want to help more communities this year, your participation in the event is crucial and raising sponsorship is vital.

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World Water Day

Woman Water CarrierWorld Water Day, Wednesday 22 March 2017: Water and wastewater

  • World Water Day takes first set up in 1993 and since then it is celebrated on 22 March every year. It was set up in order to raise awareness of the global water crisis.

  • We waste many things in our everyday life, including food, money, energy, time and even water, although more than two billion of the world population live without access to clean water. Water is also important for adequate hygiene and sanitation something that approximately 2.4 million people lack.

  • Water is a vital resource that we need to protect. It can be also a source of global problems. We have to deal with wastewater.

  • Indeed the lack of clean water or the strong presence of wastewater in some places cause major problems such as:

      • Ill health (due to non potable water or to an unhealthy environment),

      • Increased gap between the rich and the poor

      • Pollution in rivers and lakes with the subsequent impact on aquatic lives

  • Adequate sanitations and clean water for every person improve their quality of life.

  • We can reuse some of our wastewater for non-potable household needs such as flushing toilets, watering the garden etc.

  • Agriculture is a big user of water and there is an increasing use of waste water, especially in irrigation which reduces water consumption.

  • In the case of industries, recycling waste water reduces the release untreated wastewater, into the surrounding rivers and water courses. As a result protecting the environment and the local ecosystem.

  • The reuse of waste waters can bring huge benefits to the environment preserving it for the next generations.

  • The future depends on what we do today to our water and our waste water.

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Plans for 2015

Borehole projects at:

  • Dalo Memorial High School to be completed  by the end of August.
  • Community project in Shiroro, Niger State to be completed by end of the year.
  • Trustees & CEO visit to Nigeria in the third quarter of 2015.
  • Send our tanker to join the rest of our fleet in November.
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Thanks to our fun runners …

Notice for TASTE sponsored fun run

Dog completing TASTE Fun Run

 

 

We have a great group of supporters!

And our fun runners are no exception.

Thank you to everyone who turned up at Weston Park in Sheffield and Alyn Waters, near Wrexham, to help us fill the TASTE coffers.  Your support is very, very much appreciated, as is your overall interest and enthusiasm for our work.

Sponsored activity is a great way to help any charity and TASTE is always happy to advise and assist supporters who want to do their own thing.

 

 

Much needed drink of water after TASTE fun run

Getting serious on the TASTE fun run

This fun run stuff is a doddle

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