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!