A HUGE THANK YOU to children at English Martyrs Primary school in Reading for taking part in CAFOD’s Walk for Water which raised over £1138 – amazing!
Linda Heneghan our school volunteer in Reading prepared a virtual assembly for the children which told the story of eight-year-old Abdul and his brother Mohammed who live in the Afar region of Ethiopia, one of the hottest places on Earth. Water is scarce and the boy’s 23-year-old cousin Abdella makes a five-hour round trip twice a day to collect water for the family. Recognising the preciousness of water, Abdul says on the film: “My favourite drink is water. Water is life.”
As a way of raising money and as an act of solidarity with their sisters and brothers who daily walk for water, the children at English Martyrs decided to walk for water on 17th March. Each class did their own walk around the school grounds. Many thanks to the parents and friends who donated to the fundraiser and to the staff for organising the walk.