South East Water employees have joined water organisations from across Australia to Walk for Water, putting their feet in the shoes of 1 in 10 people around the world who don’t have access to clean water close to home.
A WaterAid initiative, Walk for Water asked participants to walk, run or ride to raise funds and awareness to support better water quality and sanitation in third-world countries.
South East Water employees raised over $7,700 for WaterAid Australia, helping to support on the ground projects in countries like Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, Bangladesh and Cambodia.
South East Water Managing Director, Lara Olsen said supporting WaterAid Australia and Walk for Water was true to the organisation's purpose to deliver healthy water for life for its customers, community and environment.
“In Victoria, we’re very fortunate to have access to clean, safe drinking water in our homes, at work, and public places.
"Sadly, often children and young girls in third-world communities must walk long distances to collect and carry water for their families. The impacts are far reaching from gender equity to education.”
South East Water Managing Director, Lara Olsen
“Our employees understand that the work we do every day to deliver clean water and treat waste supports healthy and flourishing communities. We want that for our global neighbours too and it’s why we’re proud to annually commit to Walk for Water.”
WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Walk for Water is WaterAid initiative that takes place each year from 2 – 6 October.
WaterAid : About Walk for Water
South East Water employees took to the Frankston Foreshore for their annual Walk for Water event in support of WaterAid Australia.
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