Glovertown Walk for Water raises over $22,000

The Glovertown HAVE branch’s 19th Walk for Water on June 10 was a tremendous success. The number of actual walkers was a little higher than last year’s walk. The enthusiasm and variety of participation were marvellous. In spite of the rain and high wind (especially at the beginning), the walking conditions were fairly perfect. We had walkers with us from as far away as Switzerland, Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec,Conception Bay South, Gander and Gambo – including Gerard’s kilted Canadian-Scottish friend (of 50+ years). Trustfully, our 20th Walk (2018) will involve even more participants in this joyful, fellowship experience: HAVE’s annual fundraising event to provide safe drinking water to desperately needy villagers. To all those who were directly involved at the WALK event as well as the numerous others, who have also supported (and are supporting) the HAVE Canada cause, and on behalf of the many thousands of families receiving potable water as a result of our yearly walks, sincerest thank you.

Particularly noteworthy, too, is the magnificent involvement of the Grade 5 (Teacher, Mr. Glen Winsor) students and the Grade 6 students (of the Glovertown Academy) who walk their own annual walk, usually the school day prior the regular Walk for Water. Their this year’s walk was again a very successful one. Through their previous walks and including this year’s efforts, the students have now supplied five village wells with extra funds toward their sixth well. The students, their teacher and the Academy generally along with their many other supporters are making tremendous contributions to help villagers in special need. Heartiest congratulations!

It is encouraging to know, also, that to date the total amount raised at this year’s Glovertown and Area 19th Walk for Water (and the students’ walk) was a little over $22,000. Our goal of 10 new wells has been reached. Including in this year’s number are at least three new privately sponsored wells in memory of loved ones. Congratulations to all those who have made this remarkable achievement possible; and are making our annual walk events happy, healthy realities.

Finest regards with Blessings of Peace,

Glovertown HAVE Branch Committee

(Reported by Gerard Feltham, Branch Committee member)

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