Rotary Villages look-back study
Land’s End to John O’Groats for safe water
Last year, Village Water trustee, Richard Pither cycled the iconic route to celebrate his 75th birthday and raise funds for a special Village Water – Rotary project!
Richard’s journey started in Land’s End on Tuesday 5th September and he pedalled like mad to make it to John O’Groats by Wednesday 19th September. He raised an amazing £8524.45.
The money raised funded a sustainability study aiming to visit 76 of the 112 Rotary communities that Clubs around the country have supported with hygiene education, sanitation and safe water. These communities were supported prior to our cloud based monitoring system being developed in 2013, the visits were our chance to check on the health of the community and the water-point and gather the data needed to better support them going forward.
Richard said, “As a long distance cyclist (well, for just 2 weeks of my life) I was delighted to fund the completion of a monitoring programme of Rotary supported communities and schools, and to also kick start the necessary funding to help those communities that have fallen back. My thanks go to all the clubs and individuals that have sponsored me.”
The village visits are now complete! You can read about the findings and our next steps in The Rotary Look Back Study. If your club sponsored a community just download the Rotary Village Data spreadsheet and search you Club name for an update on how the community is doing.
For any more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01743 241563
“As a Village Water trustee I am immensely proud of the determination to provide long term solutions, so that we can genuinely boast a sustainable programme”
Richard Pither -