Rainham resident to walk five miles every day to raise money for children who walk that distance to collect water
PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 03 September 2018
Kate is taking part in UNICEF's #WaterWalk challenge and started her daily five mile challenge today.
A 21-year-old from Rainham is planning on walking five miles every day for a week to support the millions of children who have to walk at least that distance every day to collect water.
Kate Nelson, of Ferry Lane, is a keen walker and said that she is hoping to raise a couple of hundred pounds for UNICEF by taking part in its water walk challenge.
So far her online page has raised £105 of her £150 target.
She set out on her first walk today (Monday, September 3) and will be doing one every day for the next week.
Kate - who has her own business selling vintage designer clothes - told the Recorder: “I like walking so I thought it would be good to raise money whilst doing it.
“Millions of people have to do the same walk everyday to get clean water and I was hoping to highlight this.
“This is something that means alot to me, not only from a humanitarian standpoint but also as a personal challenge for someone who has a history of excessive walking.
“I’m hoping that I can restore the good connotations I have with walking by putting it towards something positive.”
UNICEF got back to Kate and said: “This is incredible Kate, thank you so much for sharing your reasons for doing the #WaterWalk. You will be helping to change children’s lives by taking part in our challenge so we really appreciate you taking something so personal and putting it towards improving the lives of others.”
To donate to Kate’s fund go to her UNICEF page.