‘Walk for Water, walk for life

2016-01-20 06:00
Photo: supplied The route for Walk for Water to be held at Hutchison Park on Sunday, 24 January at 2pm.

Photo: supplied The route for Walk for Water to be held at Hutchison Park on Sunday, 24 January at 2pm.

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AMANZIMTOTI residents Nicolene du Toit and Reena Solomons are the main driving forces behind a project that seeks to put Amanzimtoti on the map, collecting bottled water to be sent to drought stricken areas.

“While it is already part of Nicolene's daily programme, Reena is arranging a Walk for Water at Hutchison Park on Sunday, 24 January at 2pm with five litres of water being the only entry fee (non-walkers are en- couraged­ to bring nothing less than 10 litres),” Cllr André Beetge said.

“There is a tangible vibe in favour of the exercise with CCPO providing guards along the two-kilometre track, Professional Development Academy providing first aid, Hypersure Insurance and Simply Models acting as marshalls … the list of people wanting to get involved seemingly growing by the minute,” said Beetge.

Water for human consumption be only sealed bottles marked “DW” and water from taps, tanks, rain - destined for animals, washing or sanitation purposes - be marked "TW".

These efforts form part of "Water Shortage South Africa" and water collected is transported to a central point in Johannesburg where it is then distributed to affected areas across South Africa.

Water can also be dropped off at various collection points - DTS Security, 85 Kingsway, Warner Beach - Salajees­ hardware, Commercial Road, Amanzimtoti CBD (old Hub building) - Wakefields, 392 Kingsway, Amanzimtoti - councillors chambers, 423 Kingsway, Amanzimtoti - alternative arrangements can also be made with Nicolene on 084 638 1604.

"It is wonderful to see how our community pulls together and we appeal to all residents to support this worthy initiative by sparing a few litres. If every household donates just one litre per person living there, we could end up with more than 25 000 litres ... let’s make sure we stay true to our heritage by sending the sweet waters of Amanzimtoti to those in need," said Beetge. - Supplied.

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