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Swimmers take on charity challenge for clean water

Words by Abi Scaife

WaterAid is challenging swimmers to take on a fundraising Swim Marathon.

Tell me more!

The charity is asking swimmers to complete a half or full marathon (13 or 26 miles) over 12 weeks - starting from 1st August - while raising money for WaterAid. The swimming marathon can be done in one go (if you really want to!), or you can do it piece by piece across the month.

What does WaterAid do?

Any money donated to the Swim Marathon fundraisers will help WaterAid bring access to clean water to people across the globe.

If you want to sign up for the Swim Marathon and help the 771 million people across the world that still don’t have access to clean water, it’s not too late! Sign up on the website here.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

WaterAid. WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Find out more here.

Charity: Water. This is a global nonprofit organisation on a mission to end the water crisis by bringing clean and safe water and sanitation programs to all. Learn more here. This charity was founded by Gary White & Matt Damon working to bring water and sanitation to the world., and to make it safe, accessible, and cost-effective. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Clean Water and Sanitation.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs