Argyllshire Advertiser

Water great effort for Christian Aid


The Church of Kilmartin, Glassary and Ford is planning a charity water walk on April 25 as part of the 2021 Virtual Kiltwalk.

Working as a relay, members of the congregati­on will be walking, Covid-compliant, carrying two buckets of water the 10km - more than six miles - from Barnluasga­n to Kilmartin church, setting off at 1.30pm.

Church treasurer Caroline Waterhouse explained:

‘We are raising money for Christian Aid, which this year is supporting communitie­s affected by climate change by providing low cost, small scale, practical solutions to drought and poor harvests. We were inspired after reading about Rose, a grandmothe­r in Kenya, who walks three hours to collect water for her grandchild­ren. This is a new phenomenon; the change has happened in her lifetime. When she was young, the local rivers ran and the harvest was good.

‘If you see any of our walkers on the day, don’t be shy. All money will be gratefully received for such a worthwhile cause.’

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