In News

Zoe’s Marathon Erg

42.195 KM closer to Zambia!

Zoe’s Marathon Erg

You’re always winning when you’ve got an Olympic silver medalist on your team. The British Rowing cox in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, she’ll be joining the Row Zambezi2018 expedition down the Kafue River. Highlighting fresh water issues in Africa and raising funds for the Kafue River & Rowing Centre and Village Water in July.

Zoe has long been an advocate for our work, bringing her boundless energy to events and fundraising for our projects, and this week she completed her latest challenge. In preparation for Row Zambezi (in just a few short weeks) she decided to row a marathon, that’s 42.195 km, on an erg in Oxford.

“Seems simple enough”, Zoe wrote on her Just Giving page, “except for the fact that I’ve never rowed more than a third of this distance in one sitting”.

The event took place outside the Ferry Road Leisure Centre on Tuesday 26th June, champion Zoe didn’t let the heat phase her though, she completed in 4 hours and 16 seconds. Feeling rather tired and sweaty, Zoe kept her victory speech short and sweet on Instagram, “Did it. Thank you to everyone who helped. Rather tired now.”

So far she’s raised a huge £587.25 – that’s enough to give 20 people living in rural Africa a fairer chance at a healthy life. Thank you Zoe!

You can still donate to Zoe’s challenge by clicking here, or text the number on below to donate £2 or an amount of your choice.

Inspired?

Find out how you can become part of the solution

At Village Water we know that safe water is the building building block for positive change – in better education, better standard of living, better health, better lives for future generations. But we need your help to make this a reality! Right now 1 in 9 people in the world live without safe water. 9 in 10 people CAN change this.

26 challenge

Support Village Water by taking part in the 2.6 Challenge Take part in the 2.6 Challenge and help us protect families who cannot protect themselves against coronavirus. • TAKE PART • NOMINATE • DONATE • Everyone can take part in the 2.6 challenge. All you need to do is think of an activity based on

Soap & Water – Protecting from Covid-19

What’s happening on the ground right now? There are 832 cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Zambia, 146 in Mozambique, and in surrounding countries, Zimbabwe and South Africa, cases are rising. The importance of hand washing is evident now, more than ever. As COVID-19 spreads, we are all doing what we can to tackle the virus,

Cyclone Idai update – 1 year on

Cyclone Idai: 1 year on Cyclone Idai left destruction in its wake last year. People lost their homes, their livelihoods, they lost children, partners, parents.Whole villages were destroyed and thousands of people were left displaced. The threat of cholera rose every day with the contaminated flood waters. We started an emergency appeal and you responded

Lusaka Project update – Feb 2020

Lusaka Project- February 2020 update - Thanks to your support, the first few months of our new UK Aid Match programme in George Compound have started with a flourish.George Compound is an overcrowded, informal settlement in Zambia’s capital city Lusaka. Conditions are basic. The water supply is unreliable and with no drainage or sewerage system,

Water (& endless possibilities…)

This is custom heading element Namangolwa's village is located three hours drive from the nearest town. The only sources of water near her home used to be an open well or stream. Neither were options she wanted to use. Using dirty water everyday for washing, cooking and drinking meant illness like diarrhoea and eye infections

Cheers to the Pour House

This is custom heading elementFarewell to one of our favourite local hauntsThe Pour HouseShrewsbury's best cocktail bar & VW supporter! We're sad to see one of Shrewsbury's best independent cocktail bars The Pour House say goodbye... A HUGE thank you to everyone at The Pour House for so many years of support. The team donated raffle

Stokesley Rotary team up with Village Water

This is custom heading element The Rotary Club of Stokesley is organising a sponsored 'Walk for Water' following the magnificent 100 miles of the Teesdale Way from Dufton in the Cumbrian Pennines to South Gare at the mouth of the Tees taking in the historic and scenic sights of Cumbria, Durham and Tees Valley en

Nightrider 2019

This is custom heading element#NotYourUsualNightOutThe 2019 Village Water team Sponsored cycle? EASY, you say. 100km cycle at night over hilly terrain? NOT so easy. But, that's exactly what 6 Village Water fundraisers did to raise money to help reach more people with life changing safe water and sanitation. If you've not heard of it before,

Sing for Safe Water

This is custom heading elementLocal choirs join forces for annual charity concert There's no better feeling than coming together for a good sing-song, even more so when you're doing it for a good cause. Community choirs across Shropshire joined forces and raised their voices to help reach families living in some of the poorest areas

PGS Partnership

Village Water & PGSA safe water & sanitation partnership PGS Services are bringing together office staff, trade partners and customers to raise money to help improve one villages access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in rural Zambia. Patrick Doyle told us why the cause is so close to his heart... I’ve worked at PGS

Recommended Posts