Some of London’s top rugby players raised eyebrows as they traipsed around Twickenham with 25-litre containers full of water of their heads.
Props, wingers and backs put themselves in the shoes of the 600 million people worldwide who face a daily struggle for clean water as part of a new campaign launched on Wednesday for charity One Water.
Laden with the weighty gerry cans the equivalent of about 25kg the players walked a six kilometre circuit from Twickenham Stadium to the Gaucho restaurant on the banks of the Thames.
The challenge was aimed at replicating the burden that falls to some of the poorest women and children in the world on a daily basis.
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London Scottish centre Robbie Fergusson said: “It’s great to be supporting One Water and we will do all that we can to make a difference for them.
“It has been a big challenge for us players but we will hopefully raise as much money as we can for a great cause”.
One Water Marketing Director Ian Spooner said: “Walking every day just to collect water is a burden that falls to women and children all over the world.
“We asked our friends at London Scottish FC to take up this challenge to demonstrate just how tough it is.”
More than two million people die each from contaminated water, the majority of them under five years old.
Courtesy : standard.co.uk