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London Get Ready For The Run For Water

London Get Ready For The Run For Water

London get ready for the run for water and I’m not just talking about when you have drank all your bottled water and you have to run to the shop to get some more. It is a wee bit more serious than that. There are people dyeing every single day in this messed up world we live in, because they haven’t got access to safe and clean drinking water.

On a regular basis I receive requests to plug events and I must admit I normally don’t pay any attention to them. It’s not that I’m not a charitable person or nice person, because I am, just ask Mayor Boris Johnson I occasionally offer him some free advice through my blog. If I was to plug everything I got asked to do, I wouldn’t have time to do my own thing. And unashamedly blogging for me is about doing my own thing.

However yesterday I received an email regarding an event, which I feel deserves all the publicity it can get. The event is called “Run For Water” and it is being organised by Live Earth to raise awareness and money to help fight the global water crisis. Did you know that almost 1 billion people, which is one in eight of the worlds population don’t have access to clean, safe, drinking water. That is a truly frightening situation and it needs to be dealt with right now, not tomorrow or next year.

In Britain all most of us have to do is turn on the tap and you will have clean and safe drinking water in abundance. I know I have on a few occasions claimed that London Tap water is poisonous undrinkable rubbish, but I’m sure most of you realise that those comments are very much tongue in cheek. The water here, just has a lot of chemicals in it to make it drinkable and in my opinion it tastes disgusting, but it most likely wont kill you.

Seriously though, most of us living in the UK take plain old tap water for granted, it is something that we rightfully expect to have. But could you imagine not having access to safe drinking water for one day, let alone every day. Or what about having to walk for 8 miles to the nearest source of water and then carry it back to your home in the blistering heat, it doesn’t bare thinking about does it.

Run For Water is a world wide event, which is going to be happening on April 18 2010 in cities all over the  world. Earth Run for Water London will be taking place at Victoria Park and all it involves is walking or running 6km and you will be doing your bit to help this water shortage crisis and make a major difference to peoples life’s. As well as the walking/run there will be live performances from some major stars. So sign up or save up a couple of quid to give as a donation, you can get more details right here….

Clean drinking water is a basic human right that every single person on this planet of ours should have easy access to it. Water is the source of life and without it we cannot survive. I think we all need to do what we can to help, no matter how little we can give, we will still be making a difference. Imagine if every single person in the UK gave just £1 how much that would raise and if all those rich business people, celebrities, stars and fucking greedy bankers gave a few thousand. You know what you have got to do, JUST DO IT!


  1. Aren’t you contradicting yourself with your previous posts about how London tap water is apparently so poisonous for you?

  2. I think you are wee bit confused Mr or Ms XOXO….If you read this article I do mention that my previous comments were very much tongue in cheek!!! And anyway where in this article does it say that I have started drinking London tap water, I stand by what I said before it tastes like crap, and it isn’t good for my sensitive throat!

    This article was about promoting a good cause and doing my thing to publicise an event that raises money so that millions of people in 3rd world countries can eventually get easy access to safe and clean drink water. When you put London tap water into that kind of context it isn’t quite so bad, but I can make the choice as to whether or not I drink it….!

  3. I’m not sure whether you read the headline of your previous article “London Tap Water Is Poisonous” or not. I just don’t get how you’re trying to convince everybody how it’s poisonous then try to promote it.

  4. Don’t forget that you also stated “London tap water is something that should be avoided at all costs. In fact I will go as far as saying that the filthy stuff is poisonous and a downright danger to your health. London tap water is unsafe to drink and I will take it one step further and say that it isn’t even a good idea to wash in the stuff.” I mean come on! If you’re telling me it’s not a good idea to even wash in that stuff you think you’ll be able to convince to drink it? Make up your mind.

  5. Very clearly when I say that it’s not a good idea to wash in it, is very, very obviously what is known as “dark humour”. I’m not trying to convince anybody to drink London tap water. I sure as hell don’t drink it and know plenty of people that have lived in London all their life’s and they don’t drink it either. However there are millions of people that do drink it ever day and they think it tastes good.

    London Tap water is poisonous to some people. If I drink it, it gives me a sore throat and that’s why I don’t drink it any more, as well as the fact it tastes disgusting. I know other people who don’t drink it for similar reasons. It is very clearly my body reacting to the chemicals that they put into the filthy, disgusting water from the River Thames to make it drinkable…

  6. XOXO you are confused, I have never attempted to promote London tap water. If you are referring to the “Run For Water” event that was about raising money so that people in 3rd world countries can have access to clean and safe drinking water. That has got nothing to do with what comes out of the taps in London…

    It is an event that was meant to be all about raising awareness to the fact that millions of people haven’t got the luxury of turning on a tap to get clean water, as well as raising money so that water treatment systems could be installed in thousands of villages all over the world, giving them access to safe and clean water…