Epic, momentous, beautiful – all words used to describe the Dart 10k – an event that’s fast becoming THE fixture on the wild swimming calendar. But whatever words spring to mind as you take to the water, you can be sure that the River Dart is likely to be cleaner than the water that many people in the developing world are forced to drink. Yes, it’s brackish. No, we haven’t tested every metre for biological and chemical contamination. But we do know for sure that hundreds of thousands of people in developing countries bathe, cook with and drink water that’s unsafe, every single day. And every day, 4,000 children die as a result of water-related disease. FRANK Water is a small, effective charity that works hard to provide clean water for all by funding safe water projects in developing countries. Since 2005, FRANK Water has funded 104 projects, providing safe, clean drinking water to thousands of the poorest people in the world.
Those of you preparing for your swim, take a minute to think about clean water. Consider how you can make the 2013 Dart 10K even more momentous by providing a whole village with safe drinking water. So far, our Dart 10K swimmers have raised a fantastic total of £1310 for FRANK Water. If you’re swimming the Dart 10k this weekend and you’re looking for someone to raise money for then please do sign up to be part of the FRANK Water/OSS team and raise enough to fund one complete clean water project.
If you’re not swimming this year, but want to be part of the solution and fancy a challenge then check out our upcoming events and get involved! Our calendar of events has something for everyone! If you would like any more information about any of these upcoming events then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org