Participants for the Global 6K Walk for Water around Willen lake in Milton Keynes, UK

Global 6K Walk for Water

Join the walk that brings life-saving water

Global 6K Walk for Water launched during World Water Week on 23 August 2021. Since then hundreds of people have already taken part by walking or running 6K to help vulnerable children and their communities have clean water. So far, you've raised enough money to give clean water to 1,800 families!

It's not too late to take part. Get your school, church, work or friends and family involved by walking or running 6K. 

How to take part

It's very easy to take part: simply go to our Global 6K JustGiving page and click on Give Now and do your 6K. Or click on Start fundraising to create your own page or team and involve friends and family.

Join the fun now

If you'd like to promote Global 6K in your area or organise an event and get loads of people involved, email us now. We have loads of freebies to send you: t-shirts, water bottles, caps, masks, stickers, posters, leaflets as well as fun activities for the little ones. But hurry, some items have limited stock.

Primary school charity walk for water
Pupils from High Ash CoE Primary School in Great Brickhill, near Milton Keynes, walked 30 laps of the school field. They raised £5,668 through the sponsored event, along with a cake sale (June 2021).
Three peaks challenge to raise money
Janet and colleagues across World Vision UK got to know each other better by doing the Three Peak challenge and they raised over £3,000 (September 2021).
Family fun walk for charity
Tara took her whole family and their two dogs on a 6K trip from Hurley Farm to The Flower Pot at Aston and raised £550 (August 2021).

What you achieved last year

Last year, thanks to everybody who took part in our Virtual Global 6K Walk for Water, you helped to fund 380 community taps and helped around 114,000 people to wash their hands and stay clean and healthy.

6K is the average distance that children - often girls - walk every single day to fetch water for their community.

FAQs

  • Six kilometres (or 3.7 miles) is the average distance a person - mostly girls - in developing countries must walk to find water that is often unsafe to drink. By participating in this event, you are walking/running that distance so they won’t have to. 

  • Nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die every day from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and improper hygiene. But we believe the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved within our lifetimes. That’s why we’re focused on providing clean water and sanitation to every man, woman, and child in every community we work in, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places.

  • Yes! We encourage families and children to participate in this event together. Children of all ages can take part to walk or run the 6K.

  • World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world and our water projects run in harmony with our other key areas of development: health, education, food, and economic development. This approach to clean water tackles the root causes of poverty, enabling children to experience the fullness of life.

    Your donations will help us bring clean water to children and their communities living in some of the toughest places on earth. You will help to bring a future full of hope to children around the world. And here is a taste of how your donations help, bringing water to where it is needed most.

World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every​ 10 seconds and reaches three more schools every day with clean water. 

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