Fitness enthusiasts pumped up the action to help supply clean water to communities in Africa.
Woughton Leisure Centre teamed up with fitness experts Les Mills International and UNICEF to take part in the Workout for Water campaign in aid of providing safe and sustainable water in East Africa.
Some of Milton Keynes’ finest Les Mills instructors led a full day of activity dedicated to the cause, raising a fantastic £632, enough to provide two clean water pumps for vulnerable communities in East Africa.
Charlotte Eastham, from Woughton Leisure Centre, said: “We asked local people to Workout for Water to change lives. No child should be without clean, fresh water every day and we are thrilled to have raised enough money to supply clean water to a whole community.”
An estimated 2.1 billion people around the world don’t have access to clean water.
Just one pump, costing £312, can bring clean, safe drinking water to an entire community and can protect them from deadly disease, help people grow crops and allow children to go to school.
All funds raised through the global fundraising campaign will primarily be used to help children and their families gain access to safe water, but also to healthcare and nutrition. Water crises significantly impact children, especially the most vulnerable. When relying on unsafe water they become malnourished and susceptible to water-borne diseases.